Apple’s AirPods may not ship until January 2017 (updated)

I hope you weren’t hoping for Apple AirPods under your Christmas Tree. A report from the Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) says that they won’t begin shipping until January 2017. However, a new report from AppleInsider says that they will indeed ship before year’s end and calls the supply chain report “bogus.”

Announced in September, they were originally slated to begin shipping in late October. 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.