AirPods remain in short supply. A Wednesday afternoon inventory check by Barron’s showed only one store in the country — in Bridgewater, N.J. — that currently has the wireless earphones in stock, while Apple.com displayed a six-week wait for delivery.
During a visit to the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, CEO Tim Cook called the wireless earbuds “a runaway success,” and said Apple was “making them just as fast as we can.” Of course, without giving any sales figures, it’s hard to know exactly what his definition of a “runaway success” is. And — let’s be honest — when has a new Apple product not been in short supply and back-ordered?
AirPods are wireless headphones that allow users to listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri. Apple says that advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access the “personal assistant” with a double tap.
The wireless headphones, including a charging case, will cost $159. AirPods require Apple devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3 or macOS Sierra.