“The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t
believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a
little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,” an
Apple spokesperson said to TechCrunch.
Apple did not say whether hardware or software updates are what is
at the heart of the delay so I couldn’t conjecture which. My
experiences with the AirPods have been very positive this far but
the pre production units that were given out to press are not
without their foibles and bugs. I have seen a variety of small
software/hardware interaction issues that have caused some
frustration — but have taken them in stride because they are not
Same experience here. The pre-production ones I have have had a few glitches, but even so, I love them.