Kuo: New AirTag Likely to Enter Mass Production in Late 2024

Apple suppliers will likely begin mass production of a second-generation AirTag in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to new information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The current AirTag launched in April 2021 and is priced at $29.

AirTag and Lavender iPhone
Kuo believes the new AirTag will have better integration with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, as part of a spatial computing ecosystem, but he did not provide any additional details or reveal any other potential new features for the item tracker.

The current AirTag is equipped with an Apple-designed U1 chip for Ultra Wideband, enabling a Precision Finding feature that displays the distance and direction to an AirTag. Kuo already said iPhone 15 models will likely have an upgraded Ultra Wideband chip, so perhaps Apple is planning an upgraded U2 chip for both iPhones and the AirTag.

Based on this timeframe, a new AirTag is still over a year away from launching, so additional rumors about the accessory are likely to surface over the coming months.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
8 weeks ago
We need AirTags in different colors.

Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AirunJae Avatar
8 weeks ago
I would like a credit card shaped one for my wallet so I can get rid of the Tile one I have. It works mostly ok, but AirTag has been better for me.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
8 weeks ago

Making it rechargeable would be ideal, ideally via MagSafe.
It's battery lasts for a year, it doesn't need it. Also, it's useful that it just uses a normal coin battery.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
8 weeks ago
A solid product.

I know Tile was around before, but once again, apple took its time and came out with the best version of tech.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WildCowboy Avatar
8 weeks ago
Give me that upgraded U2 chip.

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Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sparkinstx Avatar
8 weeks ago
"Kuo believes the new AirTag will have better integration with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset..."

So you can put on your headset and go looking for it? ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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