Prosser suggests Apple still planning AirTags launch for March
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has been at the center of AirTags rumors over the past year, has suggested Apple is still on track to release the Tile-like item trackers in March, possibly alongside a new iPad Pro.
AirTags are expected to attach to valuables such as wallets, backpacks, keys, and more, allowing users to track their belongings in the app, which will notify users as soon as they become separated from 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.
The trackers were originally planned to launch last year, however, Prosser reported in October that the release had been delayed until March 2021, likely due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions preventing people from leaving their homes, thus making an item tracker less desirable.
Pricing for the new trackers remain 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. Third-party AirTags accessories from Nomad have already leaked, with the accessory maker expected to launch new “Nomad AirTags Keychains” and “Nomad AirTags Glasses Holders.”
Jon Prosser shared the “final design” of Apple’s upcoming AirTags item trackers in a supposed leaked pairing video that offered a full look at the small white trackers, that matches earlier descriptions that pointed to the trackers being “just a tad larger than a bottle cap,” with engravings on the back.
AirTags are still on for March.
Haven’t heard of any further delays this time. 🤞
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 12, 2021
In a follow-up tweet about Apple’s planned launch of AirTags, Prosser said a new iPad Pro is also planned for March, but no further details were shared.
Apple’s new 2021 iPad Pro is expected to feature a new mini-LED display, with the overall design said to stay the same as the current-generation models. Rumors have also suggested that Apple could bring 5G support to its Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Pro models, but this should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Image: Jon Prosser