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AirPods are now available in some Apple Stores, if you can find them

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If you live in a big city, they’re probably already gone

After going on sale for preorder last week, following an extended delay from the original October launch window, Apple's AirPods officially launched today. So if you missed out on the first wave of shipments online, you can now try your luck in stores.

Unfortunately, Apple isn't offering any easy way to check inventory in stores. The Verge called Apple Stores in several major cities, but were unable to confirm any AirPods availability over the phone. However, if you're willing to brave your local mall during the last-minute holiday rush, you might get lucky and find a pair.

Apple's AirPods cost $159, and were announced alongside the iPhone 7 in September. They represent a critical part of Apple's mobile strategy going forward, as the company begins to eschew the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for wireless audio.