Apple Is Delaying Its New Wireless AirPod Headphones

The new Bluetooth headphones, announced in conjunction with the iPhone 7, were supposed to ship in October.

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Apple has delayed shipping its new AirPods headphones, announced in conjunction with the headphone-jackless iPhone 7 in early September. The cordless Bluetooth headphones, which cost $159, were scheduled to ship this October.

Even at launch, the AirPods and the iPhone 7 did not have the same shipping date. The iPhone 7 has been released, and customers have been given a special adapter for plugging in their standard headphone cords.

An Apple spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, "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 declined to give a rough shipping date and declined to comment on any issues that may have delayed the shipment.

This is unusual for Apple, which typically hits its promised product release dates.