If you want to score yourself a pair of Apple’s white-hot AirPods, you essentially have three options. First, you can pay a premium and order AirPods on Amazon. You’ll have them shipped to your door in two days, but it’ll cost you. The second option is to just order a pair on Apple’s website. At the time of this writing, Apple was quoting an estimated delivery time of six weeks for new AirPods orders. So, with any luck, you’ll have them in your hands — and in your ears — by mid-February.
Your other option is to use one of several different AirPods inventory websites that have popped up since Apple’s hot new truly wireless earbuds debuted. And on that front, we have some good news: Our favorite site among them was recently updated with several great new features.
“AirPods Is In Stock” emailed BGR last week to let us know about a few important site updates. What’s more, at the time the company sent us the email, 115 different Apple stores across the United States and Canada had received AirPods inventory during the previous 10 hours. They were all sold out practically as fast as stock had arrived, but there’d an important takeaway here: AirPods are shipping to Apple stores with increasing frequency, so now is the perfect time to register for notifications.
This particular site works two ways. You can use the Locations page to see a world map that plots out each and every Apple store across the globe. An example of a portion of the map can be seen at the top of this post. Stores with AirPods in stock are marked with green pins, which stores without any inventory are marked in red. Checking the map constantly is a pain, so AirPods Is In Stock also lets you enter your email and location, and you’ll receive a notification as soon as any nearby stores receive AirPods.
In addition to Apple store locations, the site is now also tracking Best Buy stores, AT&T stores and Verizon stores. This means you now have an even better chance of finding your precious AirPods before someone else snaps them up.