Apple’s launch of its AirPods wireless earbuds happened just a couple of weeks ago, but it seems that the demand has far exceeded the supply of these $159 devices. Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the AirPods have been a “runaway success” for the company, and that it is trying its best to make and ship more of them “just as fast as we can.”
Cook made those pretty vague statements to CNBC on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier today. Cook was just visiting the NYSE with his nephew as a private citizen, and was not appearing in an official capacity as CEO of Apple. When asked about the company’s current business status, Cook said he could not talk about that, saying only that it had a “great holiday.” We will learn more about Apple’s sales next month when the company reveals its latest quarterly financial report.
Apple officially revealed the AirPods as part of its iPhone 7 press event in September. They were originally supposed to launch by the end of October, but the company later said they would not make that date. The AirPods finally went on sale in mid-December, and shipment dates quickly got longer and longer. Currently, the online Apple Store shows that orders put in for the AirPods today won’t begin shipping for another six weeks, or sometime in mid-February.
Have you been lucky enough to get your hands on Apple’s AirPods and if so, what are your impressions of the company’s new wireless earbuds? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!