The leaker Jon Prosser has claimed on Twitter that Apple is planning to launch its AirTag Bluetooth tracker in March. At the same time, a new iPad Pro is likely to be unveiled as we discuss here: New iPad Pro coming in March.
For almost two years there have been rumours about Apple's expected new product, which will allow users to find lost items via the Find My network of iPhones and iPads which Apple discusses in a developer FAQ. The AirTags were first mentioned in April 2019, in connection with the then-upcoming Find My app.
Pundits predicted various different dates in 2020 for the launch of the AirTags: the most plausible, perhaps, was the second Apple keynote in October, alongside the iPhone 12. But when the keynote ended without any word on the tracker, Prosser fuelled rumours with a new date: November, at the third keynote. And when that keynote focused entirely on Macs, rumours began to suggest the AirTags would simply appear via a discreet press release when iOS 14.3 was released.
AirTags are still on for March.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) February 12, 2021
Haven’t heard of any further delays this time. 🤞
We will know by the end of March whether Prosser's current date is correct or not. Apple has held March keynotes in the past, when products were announced that didn't really fit into the concept of larger iPhone keynotes, or WWDC. The last time there was a March keynote was on 25 March 2019, when Apple announced its TV+ streaming service.
Main image from the accessories maker Spigen. For more info, read Accessory makers preparing for AirTags launch.
This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by David Price.