Apple AirPods delay caused by audio sync

Apple delayed its wireless AirPods in October with no reason why, or word when they will released to market. Weeks later, Apple hasn’t provided an update on the delay and lists AirPods as “coming soon” to its online store.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, AirPods’ delay is technical and due to Apple working to ensure both ear pieces receive a signal simultaneously to reduce connection drops.

“Apple must ensure that both earpieces receive audio at the same time to avoid distortion,” a person familiar with their development told the Journal. The same person said Apple is working to “resolve what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies.”