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Chinese supply chain sources report Apple AirPods not shipping until January 2017
Apple initially unveiled the AirPods, Apple's truly-wireless earbuds, alongside the iPhone 7 in September with the intention to ship in late October. However, the company delayed the launch at the last minute citing it needing extra time to finish up the product.
A new availability date was not given as part of Apple's official statement, however a report from Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) is suggesting it will be a while, with suppliers not expecting AirPods to begin shipping until next year, in January 2017.
If the Chinese report from the supply chain is accurate, this would mean Apple's AirPods would miss the critical Christmas holidays season as the launch would lapse into next year. It would also mean the product would be pushed back more than three months since its initial unveiling.
Apple has not commented on the speculation. Here's the company's last official statement on the matter, when the AirPods were first delayed a week ago: