The wait for AirTags continues…
Apple has just wrapped up its “One more thing” special event, which saw the introduction of its first Apple custom M1 chip for the Mac, as well as the debut of new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini hardware.
Today’s event was rumored to see Apple finally unveil AirTags, the long-awaited item trackers that are said 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, but the small trackers were nowhere to be seen today, making a 2021 launch all the more likely.
Leaker Jon Prosser suggested in October that Apple was reportedly delaying the launch of AirTags until March 2021, without any reason being shared. The leaker also suggested that Apple’s new “AirPods Studio” over-ear headphones, which were also originally believed to be making an appearance today, have been pushed back until next year.
Only this morning an image allegedly showed the keychain for Apple’s long-rumored AirTag tracking device, matching the look of drawings in Apple’s earlier patent applications, with a metal loop featuring “Designed by Apple in California” and “Assembled in China” written on it.
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When AirTags do eventually launch they are expected to be accessed through a new ‘Items’ tab in the Find My app, that will show users their personal belongings on a map. Users are said to be able to create safe locations such as their home and office, and receive alerts when they become parted from their owner.
It looks all the more likely that AirTags won’t be arriving this year as it had initially been rumored, with Apple CEO Tim Cook closing today’s event by saying “We’re looking forward to seeing what you will do with these products. We’re also looking forward to 2021, and bringing even more amazing experiences to you.”