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Reliable Leaker Suggests AirTags 'Coming Soon' in Two Different Sizes

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Apple's rumored AirTags Bluetooth tracking devices could launch imminently and will be available in two size options, based on new tweets from cryptic-but-reliable leaker L0vetodream.


In typical enigmatic style, the leaker first tweeted this morning that a "big one" and a "small one" are "coming soon," but withheld what they were referring to. However that was followed an hour later with the tweet "tag TAG," implying a reference to Apple's upcoming Tile-like tracking pucks in two sizes.

This is the first time we've come across the suggestion that there will be AirTags in more than one size, and it's unclear what purpose two sizes would serve, but L0vetodream has provided accurate clues to upcoming Apple products in the past. The tracking devices are said to be for attaching to items like keys and wallets for tracking purposes, so you can find them using the Find My app.

Based on images found within an internal build of iOS 13, AirTags are small, circular white tags with an Apple logo on the front. They will likely be attached to items via adhesive or an attachment point like a ring, and there may be multiple ways to use them with different items.

Jon Prosser, who has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple, last month shared renders that he says are based on the actual design of the AirTags. The renders feature a flat white disc with no logo on the front and a silver backing with an Apple logo. Prosser said that the AirTags are a "tad larger than a bottle cap."


There are rumors that AirTags feature a replaceable battery like a CR2032 coin battery, although other rumors suggest they'll have a rechargeable battery, which could potentially be charged on a MagSafe charger. The fact that there are conflicting rumors on this point could suggest Apple has been testing multiple AirTags prototypes – or different sizes.

AirTags are rumored to be more accurate than your average Bluetooth item tracker like Tile because they're said to take advantage of Ultra Wideband technology, which basically offers more accurate indoor positioning. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the use of an Ultra Wideband chip in AirTags will "enhance the user experience of iOS's 'find' and augment reality (AR) applications by offering measurement functions in the short distance."

There are still a lot of details that aren't known about the AirTags, so we may need to wait for launch to learn more about them. Rumors have suggested that Apple may be planning to hold a third fall event on November 17, which is said to be focused on Apple Silicon Macs, but could also see the debut of AirTags.

For everything we know about AirTags, check out our dedicated roundup.


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ruka.snow

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News at 11. Man dropped AirTag into kids backpack and used it to triangulate the best location to kidnap him. And after that don't forget to love your kids everyday, because you never know when god is going to invite them up to heaven via your snake.
 
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polyphenol

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Seems obvious to me that it will be able to magnetically attach to the new iPhones.
But why? Given the phones can already be found because of their connectivity. I suppose they might add some trackability but is that sufficient reason?

Would make sense if Air Tags could be charged by the MagSafe puck, if rechargeable. Regardless how they are used.
 

Tankmaze

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Seems obvious to me that it will be able to magnetically attach to the new iPhones.

What's the point for it to attach to the iPhones ? the iPhones already have find my iPhone function using the web/app

But looking at the circular thing, it could be magnetic... could it be charged using the MagSafe connector probably
 
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ian87w

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What’s the need for this, I’ve never needed to find something I don’t loose anything lol
Wallet, key-ring, remote, books, pets, there are actually quite a lot of use case if the device is small enough and provide various methods of attachments.

Heck, my dad often misplace his own glasses and phone. :D
But I bet these things will be costly. It's Apple after all.
 

insomniac86

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Seems obvious to me that it will be able to magnetically attach to the new iPhones.

You will be 100% incorrect.
The tech, UWB - U1 chip in the AirTags is ALREADY built into the iPhone 11 onwards.
Why would you need to track a phone when FIND MY is already built into iOS and also has UWB to provide the higher accuracy of tracking?

What you are saying is, I want to put a GPS tracker on my GPS tracker. - No logic in that.

EDIT: Typos, don't use Siri dictation. :)
 
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matt_and_187_like_this

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No it's really not. It allows the Find My network to locate any lost item the same way that you can with iOS and MacBooks now. They send off bluetooth advertisements to broadcast that they are lost.

This came in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina.

Ok, so it might save you from thieves successful enough to own Apple products, but stupid enough to not remove the most obvious tracker.
 
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