AirPods Max Now Backordered Until March in All Colors [Updated]

Apple today introduced new wireless over-ear headphones called AirPods Max, and delivery estimates have already slipped into 2021 on Apple.com.

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AirPods Max in all five color options, including space gray, silver, green, sky blue, and pink, are now estimated for delivery in 12-14 weeks. While the estimates could change at any time, this means the AirPods Max are currently backordered until March. (Oddly enough, faster shipping remains available with engraving, while supplies last.)

AirPods Max feature a meshed headband with a stainless steel frame that connects to memory foam ear cups. Apple says the headband is designed to distribute weight and reduce on-head pressure. Like the Apple Watch, the AirPods Max have a Digital Crown for volume control, audio playback, answering or ending phone calls, and activating Siri. There is also a noise control button for switching between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode.

AirPods Max feature a 40-mm Apple-designed dynamic driver that is said to provide "rich, deep bass, accurate mid-ranges, and crisp, clean high-frequency extension." Each ear cup is equipped with Apple's H1 chip for "computational audio" to deliver the "highest quality listening experience possible," according to Apple.

AirPods Max feature up to 20 hours of battery life with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled, and a five-minute charge delivers 1.5 hours of listening time.

For more details about AirPods Max, read our announcement coverage. For those who have already ordered, there is a running forum thread to discuss your AirPods Max pre-orders.

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Top Rated Comments

joecomo Avatar
46 months ago
excess of demand or lack of stock :) ?
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imran5720 Avatar
46 months ago
who is buying those? everyone on MR was saying they are expensive :)
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jett0516 Avatar
46 months ago
I bought all colors ?
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citysnaps Avatar
46 months ago

excess of demand or lack of stock :) ?
It makes no sense to spend the money to design a product, set up manufacturing and a supply chain, invest in marketing, etc and then artificially hold back production.

I realize that doesn't align with the narrative the unhappy are clinging to in order to feel better.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marco Klobas Avatar
46 months ago

who is buying those? everyone on MR was saying they are expensive :)
Indeed.

It's the same story over and over again, lately – with the exception, maybe, for the HomePod, maybe...

It's ugly, pricy, Apple is doomed, terrible, LOL, what are smoking at Apple, etc. ... and yet it's selling like hot cakes. :)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jlseattle Avatar
46 months ago
Funny I squeaked in and got the blue ones before the ship date jumped. :)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)