Kuo: AirTag 2 Postponed Until 2025

Apple will not release a second-generation version of the AirTag until 2025, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Mass production on the accessory has reportedly been delayed until 2025, which has pushed back Apple's target launch timeline. Back in August, Kuo had said that mass production would kick off in the fourth quarter of 2024, suggesting a late 2024 or early 2025 launch.

AirTag 2 Mock Feature
According to Kuo, the ‌AirTag‌ 2 will be part of a new spatial computing ecosystem that Apple is building, with the Vision Pro serving as the core to integrate other devices. Kuo previously said that he believes the ‌AirTag‌ will integrate with the Vision Pro headset, but he still has not given much insight into what that means.

There is a possibility that the Ultra Wideband chip in the ‌AirTag‌ could be used for relaying positional information to the Vision Pro in some capacity, but just how Apple will use the ‌AirTag‌ with the Vision Pro remains to be seen.

We've heard little about a second-generation ‌AirTag‌ at this point, and there's no word on what Apple might include in terms of design changes, form factor updates, or feature additions.

A new ‌AirTag‌ would likely incorporate Apple's second-generation Ultra Wideband chip that debuted in the iPhone 15 models, allowing for even more precise tracking indoors.

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Top Rated Comments

swiftapplefan Avatar
9 months ago
Really strange that they aren’t integrating the Second Generation Ultra Wideband Chip (God forbid calling it U2, Apple Music will explode again) in the AirTag, since it’s more precise and useful. It could help you locate the AirTag from anywhere in the house, not just the room you’re standing in…
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mthomas184 Avatar
9 months ago

How did anyone at Apple honestly think that a low cost device to help stalkers was a good idea?
Because Apple is the only one that this happens to, right?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spaxxedout Avatar
9 months ago
Would really like card-sized AirTag, or find-my integrated with Apple Card.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
9 months ago
With all the litigation around this product and the continual back-peddling of features... the AirTag 2 is going to be little more than a storage case for your 2032 coin cell batteries.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
9 months ago
In late 2024 -- KUO airtag 2 Postponed till 2026
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bankshot Avatar
9 months ago

Would really like card-sized AirTag

I got this based on a tip from here, and it’s been fantastic. Super thin and more importantly, has a rechargeable battery so you don’t just throw it out when it dies (like the Chipolo offering). Works great.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)