Shipping estimates for Apple AirPods are finally dropping with the current shipping estimates now as 2-3 weeks. The shipping estimate is for several countries around the globe and is not limited to just a few countries which suggest that Apple is very close to achieving supply-demand balance.
AirPods were launched in December 2016 and the wireless earphones got immensely popular right from the onset of their introduction. The gizmo was initially being shipped in six weeks, however, in early August the shipping time receded to four weeks.
In less than a month, the shipping time for AirPods has decreased further which is an indication that shipping time will further come down.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook had announced while outlining the third quarter earning that the AirPods shipping had hit a bump while the brand was working hard to meet consumer's requirements.
Apple's online stores have seen a fluctuation in supplies while its offline retail stores have occasionally provided the gizmo from the freshly received stock. Third party resellers such as Best Buy were, in fact, offering AirPods with quicker shipping.
AirPods have been priced at Rs. 15,000 in India. The earphones have also been appreciated by critics and users alike.
Some of the most interesting features of this earphone is the presence of infrared sensor as well as Apple's W1 chipset which imparts undaunted connectivity prowess to the device. The infrared sensor has been installed to detect when the device is in use or when it is not. AirPods also supports touch-based gestures to activate Siri.