Apple revealed AirPod wireless headphones at its iPhone event in September. Initially, they were slated for release in October, but Apple subsequently announced that the product would be delayed.
This morning Apple updated its online store opening orders for AirPods. I ordered a pair and at least in the Chicago area, they are set to arrive by December 21st.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple said that it is delaying the introduction of AirPods:
The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers.
Beyond the statement to TechCrunch, Apple has given no indication of the reason for the delay. Perhaps we will hear more during the Apple event tomorrow.