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Apple delays AirPods launch, says ?we need a little more time?

AirPods deliver up to 5 hours of listening time on a single charge, claims Apple. Photograph: (Others)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 27, 2016, 09.18 AM (IST)

If you were planning to grab a pair of the Apple AirPods, you have to wait a little longer. Apple is not ready to roll out its wireless headphones, saying it needs “a little more time” before they hit store shelves.

An Apple spokesperson, in an interview with TechCrunch, said, “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”.

The spokesperson has not clarified if it’s the hardware or software issues that have caused the delay, but he has categorically stated that the company would need some time to fix the glitches that are preventing the headphones from hitting the markets.

Apple unveiled its new wireless headphones, AirPods, at the iPhone 7 launch event in September. The AirPods were earlier scheduled to be released in late October. But now that Apple has delayed the launch of its first wireless headphones, it’s not yet clear as to when the AirPods will go on sale in markets across the globe.

As Apple explains, AirPods eliminate the hassle of headphone wires. Using them is simple. Just open the charging case (that houses AirPods) near your iPhone (or any other Apple device) and with a simple tap, AirPods are immediately set up.

Priced at $159, Apple’s AirPods are compatible with devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3 or macOS Sierra.

(WION)

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