Next official date for AirPods availability: Jan. 5

Hope you weren’t expecting AirPods under your Christmas tree (unless Santa has already purchased them). Apple’s wireless ear pods are again in short supply.

Apple’s Online Store now lists the earliest availability for receiving iPods is Jan. 5. That’s at both the the company’s retail stores and online. 


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, cost $159. AirPods require Apple devices running iOS 10.x (or higher), watchOS 3.x (or higher) or macOS Sierra/High Sierra.