What you need to know
- Shipping times for AirPods Max have already fallen to March for the Sky Blue version.
Update, December 8 (8:15 pm ET): All AirPods Max configurations are now on a 12-14 week shipping delay.
Shipping times for Apple's new AirPods Max have already slipped to some 12-14 weeks depending on the color.
Apple's 'Sky Blue' version is already backed up 12-14 weeks, meaning you won't get them until March if you order now. Pink and Green is also proving popular, with shipping pushed back to January 8-15. At the time of publication, silver and space grey are the only two colors available in December, shipping at the advertised time of December 15-17.
Apple announced its new AirPods Max Tuesday, from that report:
Update, December 8 (8:15 pm ET) — All AirPods Max configurations are now on a 12-14 week shipping delay.
According to Apple's website, all colors of the new AirPods Max headphones are on a 12-14 week shipping delay for new orders. Some colors were already this far out earlier today, but now all colors are seeing this delayed availability. It is affecting both non-engraved and engraved configurations as well.
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