Apple’s $269 wireless headphones on sale after months of delay

Apple’s wireless headphones have finally gone on sale, just in time for Christmas.

AirPods are now available through its website, with delivery expected in New Zealand next week.

They will also be available from Apple authorised resellers and some carriers from next week.

The NZ$269 AirPods, which contain a special communications chip, are a crucial selling point for Apple’s flagship device, the iPhone 7, which lacks a 3.5 millimetre headphone jack.