Apple AirPods now available online, expected in stores next week

Posted at 7:58 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 07:58:00-05

One of Apple’s highly anticipated new products is now available for purchase. 

AirPods, the wireless earbuds that created quite the stir when they were first revealed earlier this year, can now be ordered online.

According to news release, the wireless headphones are a new kind of accessory from Apple designed to connect to your devices thanks to the company's special W1 chip.

Sensors reportedly detect when an Airpod is in your ear and can pause or start your music accordingly. Dual microphones also help wearers make calls or talk to Siri, according to Apple.

The AirPods were originally expected to be available in October, but the launch got delayed.

You can now buy them on for $159  with shipping expected in 4 weeks. The devices are also expected to be in selected retailers next week. 

More details here.