The AirPods might ship in time for Christmas

The AirPods might ship in time for Christmas

In an email a customer sent to Tim Cook (obtained by MacRumors), Apple is preparing to ship the long-awaited AirPods as Cook anticipates they will be shipping within the next few weeks.

After delaying its stylistically questionable AirPods earbuds, many were left wondering just when Apple would ship the audio accessory designed for the headphone-jackless iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company did not provide a revised release date.

MacRumors said it has verified the email's headers and said it seems to originate from Apple's corporate servers. The customer demands an AirPods release date, writing they'd like to know so they can decide whether to buy another pair of wireless headphones or not.

"Thanks for your note", Cook replied. "Sorry for the delay--we are finalizing them and I anticipate we will begin to ship over the next few weeks". The blog points out that emails can always be faked even Cook is known to occasionally respond to customers via email.

Apple has AirPods listed on its website for $159, but the earphones are now marked as "coming soon", with no AirPods released date listed.

Apple held off on releasing the headphones because it needed "a little more time" to get them ready.