According to the latest rumors, Apple's AirTags Bluetooth tracking accessory will hit the market in November this year. According to a tweet from Jon Prosser, the start date actually seems spot on, as Prosser heard that the final testing for the AirTags is almost complete.
Prosser claims that Apple is expected to complete testing on November 6th. According to Prosser, Apple usually ships these products within 30 days of successful testing. Given that Apple usually announces products and has them ready to ship in the next week or so, the mid-November announcement actually makes a lot of sense.
For strangers, the AirTags are a Bluetooth tracking accessory that is supposed to resemble Tile. However, one of the advantages of the AirTags is that they use an ultra wideband frequency which is said to be more accurate when compared to Bluetooth. This means that users can locate devices connected to the AirTags with almost pinpoint accuracy.
All final performance tests for AirTags (B389) will be 100% complete on November 6th.
After this test, products are usually shipped within 30 days.
Sure, it looks like we're sure to get AirTags at the November event.
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 23, 2020
The accessory was originally rumored to be announced alongside the iPhone 12, but it was later "delayed" to 2021, but then a more recent rumor changed that date to November. Needless to say, this should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but if the November date applies we should have more details in the coming weeks.
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