Accessory Makers Begin Preparing for AirTags Launch

Amid rumors that Apple's long-rumored AirTag product is going to launch in 2021, accessory makers have begun preparing and planning for accessories to house the AirTags.

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Nomad, known for its range of Apple device cases, chargers, and more, has plans for an ‌AirTags‌ Keychain and an ‌AirTags‌ Glasses Holder, as highlighted by leaker Evan Blass.

Apple does not generally provide accessory makers with details on its product plans ahead of when new devices launch, so the renders that Nomad has created as part of a 2021 product plan are likely based on rumors and are not representative of any kind of final accessory design. The keychain designed by Nomad features a thin leather housing that appears to be created for a square-shaped AirTag, while the "‌AirTags‌ Glasses Holder" has a rounded design.

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Rumors to date suggest that the ‌AirTags‌ will feature a disc-like design with a white front and a silver backing with an Apple logo, though the ‌AirTags‌ design has yet to be confirmed.

‌AirTags‌ will work similarly to other item trackers like Tile, allowing users to attach them to various important accessories like cameras, wallets, keys, glasses, and more to be able to locate those items should they become lost. Rumors indicate ‌AirTags‌ will feature a built-in U1 ultra wideband chip for accurate indoor positioning information that will also allow for augmented reality-based tracking functionality.

We've been seeing signs of ‌AirTags‌ since iOS 13, and there were rumors suggesting Apple was planning for a 2020 launch, but that did not end up happening. Earlier this month, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will release the ‌AirTags‌ at some point in 2021, though he did not provide more specific information.

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Top Rated Comments

LeadingHeat Avatar
12 months ago

Imagine I was some crazy nutter for a moment, who has an obsession with some female I saw in a club.

What I want to know, and perhaps someone can explain:
What's going to stop me from slipping one of these into the bottom of her bag whilst she's distracted and just waiting, then finding out where she lives as she drives home, and goes into her house/flat?
Technically you could do that with a tile, or some other Bluetooth tracker. Or an entire iPhone of course would work as well. Just don’t be a perv and we should all be fine!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aesc80 Avatar
12 months ago
So damn ready for AirTags to be showing up. Considering how "Find My" is now being constantly updated with Bluetooth, the same treatment for AirTags would be dope, especially for my forgetful ass. These accessories will make me into a fashionable forgetful ass!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Piggie Avatar
12 months ago

The fact that it only tracks within the same room for a start...and if you're in the same room as her you could be following her anyway... It's not a GPS tracker.
As I understand it, that's incorrect.
Air Tags will use all and anyone's iPhone to create a massive network, so you could be tens, hundreds? pf miles away, and they would still be locatable via this new network.

As I understand it, as the owner of an iPhone you will have the option to opt out of allowing your phone to be part of this network.
But of course it's in everyone's interest to opt in, as it will then make AirTags far more useful.

If this is wrong, please feel free to correct me, as this is what I have heard from others so far.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
12 months ago

If you forget things enough to warrant using one of these, and that is your intended use for this product, I think it would be best to take a long, hard look at your life.
Me looking at my life... ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
12 months ago
Release Airtags already. If Apple keeps postponing, we will all be retired by the time they are revealed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Prodigy Avatar
12 months ago

Me looking at my life... ?
Good for you!!!! It's a start!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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