Apple’s AirTag trackers probably won’t show up until March 2021

Published on October 13, 2020
AirTag Trackers
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You may not want to place your bets on Apple releasing its AirTag item trackers during Cupertino’s October 13th iPhone event. Credible Apple rumor-source Jon Prosser says Apple pushed back the release date of AirTags all the way to March of next year. There was, however, no explanation for the delay.

AirTag trackers are going to be direct competitors to ‘Tile trackers‘ and similar RFID and Bluetooth based tracking devices. Apple’s version, though, is going to have some unique advantages to help set it apart. For example, if you’ve got an iPhone 11 or newer that supports UWB (Ultra WideBand) technology, you’ll be able to get a location reading that is precise enough to be able to not only indicate just what room something is in, but where exactly it is in that room. Also, Apple’s AirTags tags will be able to store your contacts. This will enable you to receive notification if and when an Apple device spots your item.

This may not be the only missing device at the October 13th presentation. Prosser also said that Apple’s in-house headphones more like likely won’t show up, either. Although Prosser didn’t have anything to say about a time-frame, he did tell us about pricing. The ‘sport’ model will cost you $350 and their is a $599 premium(er) version with leather and metal.

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