If you were hoping to treat yourself to a pair of Apple Airpods this Christmas then you are going to be disappointed.
Despite being officially unveiled in September and scheduled for release in October, there is still no sign of Apple’s new wireless headphones.
A new report in the Wall Street Journal reveals the hold with Apple releasing the Airpods.
According to the US based news site, Apple is having problems with connectivity between iPhones and the new Airpods.
Typically on wireless headphones, one earpiece receives the Bluetooth signal, which is then transmitted to the other earpiece.
But the Airpods have been designed so that each earpiece receives a signal simultaneously, which Apple says helps to reduce distortion and improve sound quality.
However, according to a source close to the project, the dual signal has resulted in a number of connectivity issues during testing.
The issues have proved so problematic that it remains unclear when the Apple Airpods will be go on sale.
Regarding the delay in the release of the Airpods, Apple had said previously: “We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers.”
The delay is a major setback for Apple, who originally heralded the Airpods as next generation wireless audio technology.
After the Cupertino firm dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with the new bluetooth headphones intended to pair automatically to an Apple device.
When the Airpods are finally released they are expected to retail for B6,900.