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Sorry, slowpokes: Shipping times slip for new AirPods


Better get you order in now!
Photo: Apple

Apple is already having a hard time keeping its new AirPods in stock just hours after their debut this morning.

Shipping times for the new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case have started slipping, with delivery estimates now showing one to two weeks’ wait time in some areas. If you just want the new AirPods wireless charging case, though, you’re still in luck.

AirPods quickly became Apple’s second-fastest selling product of all-time before today’s update. It looks like the wireless earbuds are set to get even more popular now that Apple has added more features.

AirPods 2.0

The design of the new AirPods is practically identical to the old design. All of the changes are internal, but they’re worthwhile.

Apple added a new H1 chip to offer better connectivity. They also pack better battery life and “Hey Siri” support, allowing wearers to make calls, skip tracks, and even adjust volume by using only your voice. Apple also added wireless charging to the case so you can plop your AirPods down on any Qi charging pad for a quick recharge.

The new AirPods are available to purchase today from and will are set to hit retail stores next week. They’re priced at $159 just like their predecessors. The new Wireless Charging Case is priced at $79. You can also buy AirPods and the Wireless Charging Case together for $199.




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