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How to pre-order AirPods Max

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How to pre-order AirPods Max

Best answer: To make sure you get your AirPods Max as soon as you can is to order your pair directly through Apple.Over-the-ear AirPods with ANC: AirPods Max (opens in new tab) (From $549 at Apple)

Straight from the source

I recommend going directly through Apple.com (opens in new tab) as the best way to buy the new AirPods Max.

Not only is does getting straight from the source ensure you have access to the most stock, but it also makes it super easy to buy AppleCare+ and any accessories you might want along with your new headphones.

If you want to be extra cautious, and try to get the earliest shipping date possible, try opening up the Apple Store app (opens in new tab) on your iPhone or iPad as well as having a browser open on Apple.com up and ready when you order. Sometimes with the influx of people trying to get a new project at launch, the website or app could have some technical issues. If you have both open, it makes it easy to switch from one method to another if something goes awry.

How much is the AirPods Max?

Apple is choosing to let the AirPods Max compete directly with the best noise-canceling headphones on the market, meaning they aren't the most affordable pair of headphones.

The AirPods Max will cost you $549, and if you want to add AppleCare+, that will run you an additional $59 at the checkout.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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