The analyst does not go into much detail about what exactly will change in the next-generation model, however he notes that they will adopt a smaller quartz component.

Media reports over the past few days on brisk AirPods demand and Apple struggling to keep up with holiday season demand align with our findings and positive predictions on AirPods in several previous reports.

The analyst predicts that the upgraded AirPods will come with hardware improvements. Apple has also announced plans to release a new wireless charging case for AirPods that will work with its upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat.

That does not sound like the same upgraded AirPods that KGI is talking about, with a second-half 2018 timeframe.

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The AirPods won't be stocked in New Zealand stores until January.

Those hoping to flaunt the Apple AirPods this holiday season are in for a rude shock, the earbuds have all sold out, and new stocks are not expected until 2018.

Apple has sold out for AirPods, its wireless headphones created to work with iPhones and iPads, with a week left until Christmas. A potential release date, however, is new news. Apple, of course, has been doing their bit to increase production and things too improved though things didn't last long enough.

It may seem as though AirPods have been around for quite some time but they only just arrived a year ago. This means that if you are set on gifting someone the Bluetooth powered wireless ear buds for the holidays, you might have to make it a belated Christmas present.