What you need to know
- The shipping dates for AirPods Pro are already starting to slip.
- Orders in the United States won't arrive until early next week.
- Things are even worse in Germany.
Apple announced AirPods Pro yesterday and those who ordered quicly are already seeing them ship. But if you were on the fence about ordering and decided to wait, you might have to hang tight while your order ships. Some countries are already seeing shipment dates of November 8.
Anyone placing an order in the United States today will have to wait until next week for their orders to arrive – November 5-7 at the time of writing. It's even worse in Germany with the date slipping to as far as November 8.
If you're in France or the UK, the news is better. If you place an order right now it will arrive on October 31, so you can still have your AirPods Pro for the weekend. But be quick, if other countries are any indication that shipping estimate could get further out at any moment.
There has long been a perceived demand for AirPods with noise cancelling technology built in. But you never do know until they're released. It's becoming clear that people want AirPods Pro, but whether they'll be the phenomenon that AirPods are, only time will tell.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.