Apple had been promising the launch of their new AirPods by the end of October, but that's not going to happen.
The company announced today that the release of the product has been delayed, and they weren't really very big on explanations. Here's the statement sent to Techcrunch:
“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"
This is pretty unfortunate news for the many people who pre-ordered the headphones, especially coming so long after the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. We're just going to have to take the information at face value - Apple needs to ensure the product is up to scratch. It's a safe bet that we'll see AirPods arrive before the Christmas selling season.
More as we get it.