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AirPods Pro shipping slips to February in handful of countries

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What you need to know

  • Shipping times of AirPods Pro devices have slipped to February in some countries.
  • In Europe, several countries now list February 3rd as the earliest delivery date.
  • Others, including the US, have a 4 week rolling shipment time.

Shipping times for Apple's AirPods Pro have started to slip into the month of February.

As noted by The Apple Post, shipping times of the ever-popular in-ears have eeked their way into February due to overwhelming demand for hearables.

Since their release in October, Apple's AirPods Pro have proven to be one of its most popular products, demonstrated in part by the fact that they're nearly impossible to get hold of.

As noted in the report, in the EU, shoppers in France will have to wait until at least January 31 for their AirPods Pro, and potentially as long as February 3rd. The same is true of Portugal. In the UK, it's February 4.

Elsewhere, in the US, Australia, and Brazil, listings are currently showing at around four weeks, so again February 4.

The report does note however that as was the case with previous AirPods models, Apple Stores are receiving sporadic deliveries of AirPods Pro directly to stores. However, these will not be significant in number, and there's almost no pattern to them. Worse still, stores themselves do not know ahead of time what deliveries they'll be receiving. If you want to chance it with a pair to pick up in-store, you'll need to find your local Apple Store and check early each morning for pickup availability. The good news is that if you do manage to snag a pair, you should be able to collect them within a couple of hours.

If you want a more robust estimation, you can of course just order them online and wait it out. Yesterday, January 3rd, Apple announced that users who want to engrave their AirPods could now do so using emojis! Previously, engraving (which is free when you buy from Apple.com) was limited to text.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.