Bloggers across the world have weighed in on the topic. CNBC reached out to Apple for details on availability, but the company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
AirPods have proven to be a hot ticket after getting off to a rough start. They were introduced in September 2016 but didn't hit shelves until mid-December, after Apple said it needed more time to ship the device amid spotty early reviews. AirPods have enjoyed growing popularity in the year since.
Early shopping data from Adobe had indicated that this holiday shopping season would be big for AirPods, and top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier predicted shipments will double next year.
While accessories are still a relatively small portion of Apple's business, the division is growing. The other products category, which includes AirPods, hit revenue of $3.23 billion in Apple's fourth fiscal quarter, up 36 percent from a year earlier.
Mobile phone makers have put more emphasis on voice recognition this year, and have phased out 3.5-mm headphone jacks.