Apple’s delayed AirPods will be available in the ‘next few weeks’ according to the company’s CEO, Tim Cook.
Cook revealed the plans in reply to an email from a customer. The latter complained about the delay to the wireless headphones, which were due to be released at the end of October having been unveiled alongside the iPhone 7 in September.
“Give us a release date. I really bought in to the wireless vision you painted,” said the customer.
“Now I'm stuck waiting with my EarPods but can't charge my 7 at the same time which I need to do at work. Let us know if it's a month or six months, because then I'll just buy some other wireless headphones."
Cook wrote back: “Thanks for your note. Sorry for the delay---we are finalizing [sic] them and I anticipate we will begin to ship over the next few weeks."
The AirPods, which cost £159, are designed to supersede standard wired headphones, which are not supported directly by the iPhone 7.
Those who want to use older wired earbuds have to use a bundled dongle in order to connect them.