AirTags announcement pushed back to March 2021, claims Jon Prosser
Apple is reportedly delaying the launch of its rumored AirTags item trackers until March 2021, according to leaker Jon Prosser.
AirTags are expected to attach to valuables, such as wallets, backpacks, keys, and more, allowing users to track their belongings in the Find My app on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. The trackers are said to be “just a tad larger than a bottle cap,” with Apple set to offer a “keychain that has a little leather pouch on it that you can just slip your AirTag into,” Prosser has previously suggested.
Ahead of next week’s “Hi, Speed” special event, which was expected to see the introduction of AirTags alongside the iPhone 12, new “HomePod mini,” and more, Prosser has tweeted today to say he is being told by his sources that Apple has decided to push back the announcement and launch of AirTags to March of 2021, without any reason being shared.
So, about AirTags.
This one hurts my heart…
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 9, 2020
It has previously been revealed that an “Items” tab will appear within the Find My app with iOS 14, which is rumored to notify users as soon as they become parted with their valuables, with the exception of when items have been left behind at a pre-defined “Safe Location”, such as at the user’s home or workplace.
Pricing for the new trackers remains unknown, but it is believed AirTags may be sold in packs of three, with the keychain needed to hook the trackers onto belongings being sold separately.