Apple AirPod: Much before its September 7 reveal, Apple’s iPhone 7 was the talking point of the tech point based on the rumour that it was going to ditch an integral part of its hardware, that is, the 3.5 mm headphone jack. But that obviously did not mean that the Cupertino-based company would force their loyalists to bid adieu to a vital connectivity option on one of the most sought after smartphones in the world. As was expected, Apple unveiled their completely wireless headphones alongside the iPhone 7 to compensate for the lack of a physical jack. However, it seems that progress on tweaking the product to perfection has caught its maker in an unexpected case of delay.
Apple was expected to launch the Apple AirPod at an event that will be held at the company’s headquarters on October 27. However, the company has announced that their AirPod will be delayed. An Apple spokesperson was reported as stating: “We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers.” It is assumed that the delay has been caused by Apple’s need to invest more time to ensure that the final product is launched without the issues that were seen occurring in early units.
The Apple AirPod is different than traditional Bluetooth wireless headsets in that they feature a new wireless W1 chip that makes it extremely convenient for users to switch between different devices. But in the earlier units that were handed out to the press for preview purposes were reported to have quite a few flaws both in terms of hardware and software. It is understandable that Apple, being a perfectionist, will not hurry through the production just to stick to their original timeline of a “late October” release and compromise on the quality.
For now, it is uncertain when the Apple AirPod will finally go on sale. According to previous announcements, the product will retail at a price of $159.