Today (September 15th) is the day of a major Apple event that we will likely see the Apple Watch 6, iPad Air 4, and maybe iPhone 12 as well. But another thing we might see is Apple AirTags. A new leak certainly suggests they’re coming soon.
Jon Prosser (a leaker with a mixed track record) posted renders of the Apple AirTags on Twitter and a Front Page Tech video. These aren’t official renders, but they are based on a video from the real AirTags that he doesn’t share to protect his source.
Based on the renderings and the associated description, you can see that the AirTags are apparently circular with a polished metal back (complete with an Apple logo) and a white front (no logo). In the video, he also claimed that AirTags are slightly larger than a bottle cap and that a pouch for attaching to things is sold separately.
Apple AirTags (code name: B389) ̵1; White front (no logo) CLEAN! – Back made of polished metal – Apple logo on Back3D rendering by AMAZING @CConceptCreator. Sources provided me with a video of the real AirTags – to protect them we made a 3D rendering to show you. pic.twitter.com/aKGOATXMMOS September 14, 2020
AirTags have long been rumored when Apple picked up on Tile Tracker – devices that you attach to valuables and then use to track those valuables in case they are ever lost or stolen.
According to Prosser, they use ultra-broadband (UWB) to do this, which he believes will enable ultra-precise tracking. But while we’ve heard of AirTags for a while, this is our first look at the possible design, so it’s a significant leak.
And while that leak doesn’t guarantee AirTags will land at today’s event, the timing suggests it is likely – and in fact Prosser himself said it was likely in his video, but made no guarantees.
We’ll find out one way or another very soon, as Apple’s event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. BST (3 a.m. AEST on September 16 in Australia) and TechRadar will be covering the news, announcements completely and analysis.