AirPods are approaching their one year anniversary in the next few months, but Apple is slowly but surely working to increase supply. The truly wireless earpods were announced alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in September of 2016 but were delayed until December 2016.
While demand for Apple’s AirPods has been off the charts, they sat at a 6-8 week shipping time for several months. Moreover, shipments to the store were few and far between, But making matters even worse third party retailers were not getting many either. Apple has been working on increasing the supply and AirPods are now shipping in 2-3 weeks direct from Apple. While third party retailers like BestBuy and AT&T have them in stock and ready to ship, as of this article being published. A charging case, and a lighting to USB A cable. You also get some directions and warranty information, but no Apple Stickers.
For $159 you get a charging case, and a lighting to USB A cable. You also get some directions and warranty information, but no Apple Stickers. The pairing process is ridiculously simply— All you do is open the lid to the AirPods next to your iPhone, and they will ask you to unlock to pair. From there it takes about two seconds, and they are ready to go. It will sync across your iCloud account so that it will work with a majority of your devices. They are very light and feel like a solid product. The sound was surprisingly good; they get very loud with precise definition while listening.