Still Waiting on Earphones

It seems like ages ago since Apple anounced the new in-ear headphones that are meant to be compatible with the iPhone and new nano (I checked my original iPhone earphones with the nano and, yes, they do allow for voice recording).

I think it was as far back as September in fact. Since then I have regularly checked the Apple store only to the “coming soon” status against the product details.

I can’t think why there is such a delay.
I do hope I can get a pair before Christmas or should I go for another brand?.