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Apple delays AirPods release

Apple's reveals it needs 'more time' before unveiling its wireless earphones

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When Apple released the iPhone 7 in September, the iPhone giant promised a ‘late October' release date for its wireless $159 AirPods.

However, a day before Apple's Mac event, Apple has stated it needs ‘more time' before it releases the wireless earphones, but has not explained why.

Apple released a statement to TechCrunch, which said: "The early response to AirPods has been incredible. 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."

Since the arrival of the iPhone 7, its missing headphone jack caused a stir amongst Apple fans, with many questioning the cost and potential replacement if one of the AirPods were lost or damaged. The AirPods feature a W1 chip which enables pairing and switching between devices easy compared to Bluetooth capabilities.

There is no confirmation from Apple as to when the AirPods will be available.

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