Apple introduced new AirPods just in time for Christmas 2019. These aren’t any old AirPods these are AirPods Pro - featuring active noise cancellation, better audio quality, better fit, multiple eartips, improved water resistance, and a much higher price.

If you (or someone you know) are longing for a pair you’ll be wanting to know how to get your hands on Apple’s AirPods Pro, especially as it seems that the supply is constrained.

If, on the other hand, you aren’t sure you really want to part with £249/$249 for a new pair of earbuds, perhaps you’d be better suited to Apple’s standard AirPods. They start at £159/$159, although there is also a £199/$199 model that offers wireless charging.

In this article we will point you in the direction of where is best to buy your new AirPods, whether that's Apple's own store, Amazon, a third-party seller, or even refurbished or second-hand if you want to save some money.

You’ll find sections for each of Apple's AirPods, with advice about the best retailers, and tips that should help you find the best deal.

We also have a round up of the best AirPods deals here

Where to buy AirPods Pro

Apple introduced the AirPods Pro in October 2019 and it appears that supply is slightly constrained. If you attempt to purchase the new earbuds from Apple’s website there is a two-week wait, for example.

However, you may be able to get your hands on a pair much quicker than that if you can visit an Apple Store, or if you order from Amazon. We’ll list your UK and US options below. Note: Apple sells them for the RRP of £249/$249, so if they are being sold for more than that definitely don't buy them!

AirPods Pro

UK

Buy your AirPods Pro on Apple’s website.

Visit your nearest bricks-and-mortar Apple Store where you should be able to get them today. Find out where your local store is here.

Amazon has the AirPods Pro here - although when we looked the supply had run out with the expectation that they would be back in stock on 17 November.  

John Lewis has the AirPods Pro here.

Or you can buy them from Argos.

Currys is another option: buy the AirPods Pro here

Scan also has the AirPods Pro here.

As does Laptops Direct.

Carphone Warehouse is another place you can buy AirPods Pro.

And finally, with EE (here) you can add the AirPods Pro to your plan for £20 a month for 11 months, with a £29 upfront cost.

US

If you are in the US try the following stockists:

Buy your AirPods directly from Apple. View the AirPods in the Apple Store.

Or, visit your local Apple Store where you should be able to get them today.

Get your new AirPods from Amazon. View the AirPods Pro at Amazon.

You could buy your AirPods Pro at Best Buy. View the AirPods Pro at Best Buy.

Or, buy your AirPods Pro at Walmart. View the AirPods Pro at Walmart.

Where to buy AirPods (with wireless charging)

The AirPods with Wireless Charging Case were introduced in March 2019 and are sure to be popular in the run up to Christmas - especially as at £199/$199 they cost £50 less than the Pro model. Try the following stockists if you would like to get your hands on a pair. We’ll list the UK and US options below. If you are wondering how the AirPods compare to the AirPods Pro, read this.

AirPods wireless charging case

UK

Order your AirPods with wireless charging from Apple’s website.

Visit your local Apple Store where you should be able to get them today.

Amazon has the Wireless charging AirPods - usually at a discount - here.

Buy from John Lewis here.

Argos has the AirPods with wireless here.

Or you can buy from Currys here.

Scan also has the wireless AirPods here.

Laptops Direct here.

And Very here.

With EE you can add the AirPods Pro to your plan for £18 a month for 11 months, with no upfront cost.

US

If you are in the US try the following stockists:

Visit Apple’s website to buy the AirPods with wireless charging case here.

Or visit your local Apple Store.

Get your new AirPods from Amazon. View the AirPods with wireless charging at Amazon here.

You could buy your AirPods with wireless charging at Best Buy. View the wireless charging AirPods at Best Buy here.

Or, buy your AirPods with wireless charging at Walmart. View the AirPods Pro at Walmart.

Where to buy AirPods

If you want AirPods but you don’t want to spend as much, then the entry-level AirPods are a great option at £159/$159. Try the following stockists if you would like to get your hands on a pair. We’ll list the UK and US options below. You should be able to get some good discounts on these AirPods, so it's worth shopping around a bit.

AirPods

Buy the AirPods on Apple’s website.

Apple Store - Find your nearest Apple Store.

Amazon has the AirPods - as with the wireless charging version, we usually see a discount here.

Currys also has the standard AirPods.

As does Scan.

And Laptops Direct, here

Very has the AirPods here.

John Lewis has the standard AirPods here.

And Argos here.

With EE you can add the AirPods Pro to your plan for £14 a month for 11 months, with no upfront cost.

US

If you are in the US try the following stockists:

Apple’s website here.

Visit your local Apple Store.

Get your new AirPods from Amazon. View the AirPods at Amazon.

You could buy your AirPods at Best Buy. View the AirPods at Best Buy.

Or, buy your AirPods at Walmart. View the AirPods at Walmart