AirTag pre-orders are already beginning to slip well into May

Airtag Uk Shipping Times
Airtag Uk Shipping Times (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • AirTag pre-orders are now live but delivery dates are already beginning to slip.
  • Ording a pack of four AirTags in the UK and Germany will see you waiting weeks for delivery.

Apple just made its AirTag item tracker available for pre-order with deliveries set to take place next week, April 30. But if you're ordering a four-pack and were a bit slow out of the gate, you're going to wait.

Horrific rhyme aside, the news is particularly interesting considering the single AirTag packs are still showing as having an April 30 delivery window. At the time of writing, ordering four AirTags from the UK and Germany will see you waiting weeks for delivery, while those in the United States are being told that they should expect delivery in 5-7 working days for the single-unit packs. Oddly, the four-pack still lists a delivery date of April 30.

You could look at all this and suggest that those in Europe are buying more four-packs than those in the United States, but that might be over-simplifying things a little bit. It's difficult to formulate any kind of meaningful opinion without knowing how many units were available.

But what we do know, is this – anyone wanting to order some AirTags should probably get an order in now if they want them on April 30.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.