Apple says it needs ‘a little more time,’ delays AirPods release

When Apple announced AirPods, its new wireless ear buds, at its September iPhone 7 keynote, the company said the wireless headphones would launch in October. It’s now late October and we still don’t have an idea when the AirPods will ship. There could be more to this story than we thought.

Apple has informed TechCrunch via a statement that it needs “a little more time” before releasing its AirPods and no longer has plans to ship the headphones in October.

Apple went on to say that despite the fact that its AirPods have been well received, it doesn’t want to ship a product before it’s ready, so the company has delayed the shipment of the devices. Apple did not say what caused the delay.

Back in September MobileSyrup Senior Editor Patrick O’Rourke reviewed Apple’s AirPods, and was impressed with their performance and connectivity, titling the review, “welcome to the wireless future.”

We’ll be sure to provide updates when we can, but for now, the wireless future will have to wait a little longer.