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Apple AirPods: evidence mounts they may not be out until January


Apple’s wireless AirPods, the headphones launched alongside the iPhone 7 back in September, may not be on shelves until the New Year.

Analysts for Barclays claim the earbuds will not go into production until December, making a pre–Christmas launch highly unlikely.

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The headphones were due to be released in October, but Apple delayed them on the grounds that they weren't market-ready.

A spokesperson said: "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.”

The headphones are designed to work with Apple’s latest iPhones, neither of which have a standard headphone slot.

However, while Apple executive Phil Schiller said they represented part of Apple’s courageous move to ditch industry-wide technology, the £159 price tag and somewhat clunky design is unlikely to entice huge numbers of consumers.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners are able to connect their old–style headphones via a dongle. Or can listen to audio using the free headphones supplied in the box that connect to the device via its Lightning charging port.



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