What you need to know
- AirPods Pro orders are shipping.
- Orders should arrive tomorrow.
- Earbuds will likely be available in-store, too.
Apple only announced AirPods Pro yesterday but they're already starting to ship for those who were quick off the mark placing their orders. Yours truly received a shipping email overnight – I'm in the UK – with the order expected to arrive tomorrow.
Apple announced AirPods Pro via press release yesterday after weeks of rumors. The new earbuds have all the features we'd been expecting including active noise cancellation and an in-ear design. They will also feature a new interface method, too. Wearers can squeeze the bottom of the AirPods Pro buds to change noise cancellation modes, for example.
All of this should make for a big upgrade over the standard AirPods offering. And it ought to – AirPods Pro sell for $249, a markup on the $159 AirPods start at.
I'm looking forward to my new earbuds arriving tomorrow, although the whole thing is still tinged with sadness that we didn't get the rumored Midnight Green color option. How cool would that have been?!
Do you have AirPods Pro on order? Sound out in the comments!
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.
I wouldn't call it slipping. That implies that Apple is not delivering on the initial shipment. They are currently backordered because demand is so great. Get your terminology right.
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