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It’s Too Late to Buy Apple AirPods Online For Christmas

Planning to buy someone you love a pair of expensive Apple AirPods for Christmas? We have some bad news: if you haven’t already placed your order for the $159 wireless earbuds, you’ve waited too long because they’re now on back order until January.

Here’s the deal: If you order AirPods from the official Apple Online Store now (for delivery or in-store pickup), the earliest you’ll be able to get them is Jan. 5. If you want free shipping, you won’t receive them until Jan. 9.

The situation isn’t much better at other retailers. Best Buy won’t be able to ship them to you until early January. Walmart.com currently lists AirPods as “out of stock,” Target‘s website similarly says they are “temporarily out of stock,” and B&H Photo Video says they are “back-ordered.” Verizon may be able to get them to you this month, but not until Dec. 29.

In other words, at this point, it’s going to be extremely difficult to get your hands on a pair of AirPods before Christmas. You can always try calling your local Best Buy, Apple Store, or another electronics retailer to see if they have any left in stock, but again, your chances of finding a pair are pretty slim, if not downright impossible in many areas.

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But! Don’t be too bummed out if you can’t find a pair, because there are plenty of AirPod alternatives out there. Check out our roundup of The Best True Wireless Headphones of 2017 for some ideas.

AirPods earned a “good” rating in PCMag’s review, though we noted that they’re “more about innovations and features and less about audio performance.”

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