In-Store Pickup Tool to Check AirPods Availability Now Online

Posted in Accessories, Apple on 20/12/2016 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s in-store pickup tool, which allows customers to check for availability of AirPods in their local Apple stores is now online. Users simply need enter their zip or postal code to view availability at store in their area.

In-Store Pickup Tool to Check AirPods Availability Now Online

MacRumors notes Personal Pickup for AirPods is currently live in the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, showing availability of February 6-8 in most countries.

The tool is not yet available in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, or the United Arab Emirates. However, it should be activated in those countries in the near future.

Monday marked the first day AirPods became available for purchase at Apple retail stores. While most stores quickly depleted their inventory of the hot-selling wireless earbuds, Apple has noted that retail stores will continue to receive regular shipments of the accessory, so keep checking the tool for availability near you.

Online availability of the popular wireless earbuds is showing a 6-week delivery timeframe for delivery, meaning a late January-Early February 2017 delivery timeframe for online orders. While AirPods are available via third-party retailers, their stock on hand is also limited, so keep your fingers crossed when searching for them as a last-minute Christmas gift.

To check AirPods availability at an Apple retail store near you, visit the Apple online store.

Feb 10 update: While the initial spike in demand (see Google Trends below) for AirPods dropped, we are still seeing the same 6 week lead time from ordering to receiving. You can read our complete AirPods Availability Checker guide here.


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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described “magnificent bastard,” Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone’s favorite “bad movie” website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.