Apple is delaying the release of its Beat X wireless earbuds until
February, a full five months after the company first announced
them. Apple confirmed the timeline on its website listing for
the $149.95 earbuds, but even with this update we still don’t have
a specific release date. At least we know the Beats X will
eventually be released?
We figured this delay was coming after retailer B&H Photo sent an
email to customers that stated the earbuds wouldn’t be available
for two to three months. Apple was originally targeting a “fall
2016” release for the Beats X.
The big on-ear Beats Solo3 wireless headphones shipped right on time and remain in stock. It makes sense that the small earphones — the AirPods and the BeatsX — were the ones where manufacturing/assembly problems cropped up.