New AirPods Pro Now Facing 2-3 Week Shipping Delay in U.S. Ahead of Launch

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro launch this Friday with many new features, including improved audio quality, longer battery life, up to 2x as much active noise cancellation, Find My support for the charging case, an extra small ear tip option, the ability to swipe up and down on the stem to adjust volume, and more.

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Ahead of launching, the new AirPods Pro are now facing a 2-3 week shipping delay on Apple's online store in the U.S. and Canada. Availability varies in other countries, with the AirPods Pro facing a shorter 4-6 business day shipping delay in Australia and still available for September 23 launch day delivery in the U.K.

The second-generation AirPods Pro had remained available for September 23 launch day delivery in the U.S. for several days after pre-orders began.

The new AirPods Pro are priced at $249 in the United States. For more details about new features and changes, read our announcement coverage.

The first reviews of the new AirPods Pro are expected later this week.

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Top Rated Comments

PNWducks Avatar
1 week ago

Hmm given all these problems with the iPhones, I’d wait anyway…
What problems? I haven’t had any issues at all with my 14 PM
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigjnyc Avatar
1 week ago

I was at the Apple store yesterday returning one of the two phones that were delivered (error on order day resulted in two orders). They had a huge stack of AirPods Pro on the counter they were selling. They all had $249 prices on them and I was confused so I checked and the package had a 2021 date on them. I really disliked that they were trying to sell them at full price to customers unaware in the store.
Apple rarely ever discounts their products in their own store.... As a consumer people should do a tiny bit of research before buying something... 30 seconds typing in "airpods pro" in a search engine will not only yield a ton of articles letting you know the new ones are coming 9/23.... But also a list of places to buy the current gen at a cheaper price. If people blindly pay for something without doing the least bit of research then that's on them.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macalway Avatar
1 week ago
Plenty of stores will have them on the 23rd.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hsoj1006 Avatar
1 week ago
Order on BestBuy.com and pick it up on launch day or have it shipped on launch day.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brofkand Avatar
1 week ago
Hmm given all these problems with the iPhones, I’d wait anyway…
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SanderEvers Avatar
1 week ago
I ordered mine on 9th. And it's now "Preparing shipment" for delivery this friday. I live in the Netherlands, though.

Edit; it's about new orders.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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