Leaker Reveals First Look at Apple’s Upcoming AirTags [VIDEO]
A leaker has released a 3D animation that apparently reveals just what, exactly, Apple’s oft-rumored AirTags will look like.
Thanks to Jon Prosser of the YouTube channel Front Page Tech, we may have yet another clear look at the unannounced accessory. Prosser published a new video to the YouTube channel today, promoting new footage of AirTags during the pairing process.
AirTags have been rumored for well over a year now, and despite multiple reports suggesting a release, Apple has stayed silent on the fate of the accessory. Nonetheless, Prosser doubles down on the existence of AirTags in the new video, suggesting that the long-anticipated item tracker will be released sometime in Spring 2021.
The video gives us our first-ever 360-degree look at the device from an alleged official source, explains Prosser. As expected, the AirTags will be small, circular accessories — small enough to attach to a keyring or drop in a bag.
Prosser says he obtained the 3D animation from a software engineer, and believes this will be presented to iOS users when pairing the accessory. It’s similar to what we’ve seen when pairing other devices, including the HomePod, AirPods Max, and similar devices, so it certainly seems possible.
As far as what we’ve heard in the past, the AirTags are expected to support some sort of augmented reality functionality to help locate lost items. And the new tracking devices will support Ultra Wideband for improved location accuracy and services. There’s no word quite yet on what AirTags will cost, though, or when we’ll actually see them launch.