It’s been a long time since rumors of Apple’s tile-like trackers dubbed AirTags emerged. In the wake of an Apple event set to occur next week, a reliable leaker now suggests we might see AirTags launching as well alongside new iPads on Tuesday, April 20.
Leaker l0vetodream replied to Guilherme Rambo’s tweet about how he first discovered the existence of AirTags within iOS’ code. When Rambo wondered if the AirTags would launch next week, l0vetodream said “it’s time.”
Now is the perfect time for Apple to reveal AirTags. The company recently unleashed its Find My program to third-party accessory makers, meaning they will now be able to offer native Find My support. Considering that Apple is making significant advancements within Find My, I, too think: it’s time.
Rumblings of the tile-like trackers from Apple have been happening for two years now, as is evident from Guilherme’s tweet embedded above. And it’s not just leakers offering their speculative expertise; Apple, at one point accidentally almost confirmed the existence of AirTags as the name was spotted in a label within the Settings app shown in an unrelated video posted by Apple on YouTube.
Physically, AirTags are rumored to look like coin-shaped trackers that users will be able to clip along to their belongings. Users will then be able to locate their lost items through the Find My app, thanks to the AirTag.
Alongside the probability of launching AirTags, Apple is expected to launch two new iPad Pro models—the higher-end model with a Mini-LED display. There’s also been speculation that Apple will announce new, redesigned iMacs as well but it’s just, well… speculation.
Apple is set to host its “Spring Loaded” event in a digital-only format due to the ongoing pandemic. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. PT and will be accessible via Apple’s website as well as Apple’s live stream on YouTube.
As always, we’ll be there to cover the event extensively; so stay tuned!
Also, what do you think? Will Apple launch AirTags at the “Spring Loaded” event? Pop your thoughts in the comments section below.