When Apple in September took the controversial step of announcing an iPhone without a headphone jack, it announced an accessory that provides a workaround: A pair of wireless earbuds called AirPods, which it said would ship in October for $159.
The Cupertino, Calif. tech titan told tech news site CNET it needs “a little more time” to ship the AirPods. “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,” a company spokesperson told the site. It’s unclear exactly when the AirPods will be available.
That’s not to say iPhone 7 owners are completely without headphone options. The device comes with an adapter making it possible to use standard-issue headphones via the smartphone’s Lightning charging port, as well as wired earbuds that connect the same way.
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Still, it’s an unusual misstep for a company that isn’t known to miss self-declared deadlines. Apple fans may find solace Thursday, when the firm is expected to unveil new Mac desktop and laptop computers.
This article originally appeared on Time.com.