According to the rumors and sightings in iOS betas, Apple could be readying a new accessory called the AirTags. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it seems that the accessory is being planned for a 2020 launch, which would coincide with Apple’s annual WWDC event where presumably that is where the device could be announced.
Kuo’s latest note to investors pretty much echoes what he had previously said, where in a report from last month, he had predicted that the AirTags would be one of the new products that Apple has planned for the year. In case you’re hearing about the AirTags for the first time, these are said to be an accessory similar to Tile.
Tile has created Bluetooth trackers that can be attached to all manner of things so that when it is out of range, it will alert the user to it. It can also be used to help locate missing items. However, one of the main differences between Tile’s trackers and Apple’s rumored AirTags is that Apple’s AirTags could rely on ultra-wideband technology.
This is said to be more accurate and precise compared to regular Bluetooth, but we’ll have to wait and see if that rumor pans out. Until we can, it’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt for now.