How to find out exactly when and where AirPods are in stock at Apple stores
The off-putting look of Apple's new truly wireless earbuds will theoretically become less offensive as they proliferate — but they can only proliferate if Apple manages to improve supply so that people can actually buy them. As you can see on the site right now, AirPods aren't available anywhere in the US, but there's plenty of inventory available in Canada. I still can't get over how much I like Apple's new AirPods. Enter your zip code and the farthest you're willing to travel to buy AirPods, and the site will return a list of Apple stores in your area along with whether or not they have AirPods in stock. Order your AirPods online on Apple's website and they might not ship until sometime in February, according to Apple's current delivery estimates. Last week, we told you about a free web app called Fruit Basket.
How to find and buy AirPods, even when Apple says there are none available
US Markets Loading... Unless you're extremely lucky, you will not be able to walk into an Apple store and find AirPods. Even if you ask store employees, like I did, they'll point you towards Apple's website, which says AirPods won't be widely available for at least another month. Deal icon An icon in the shape of a lightning bolt. While the other options can send you emails, Fruit Basket can alert you as long as you keep the tab open on your browser; the site crawls Apple.com every 30 seconds, so there's less of a chance of you missing an opportunity. This might mean your local Apple store gets in shipments every day or two, or every few days, or once a week, or once every couple of weeks. After trying this method myself, I was able to find and buy a pair of AirPods in less than a day. H M S Reuters/Beck Diefenbach Apple's truly wireless earbuds, called AirPods, are one of the hottest new gadgets right now.