AirTags may be coming alongside the iPhone 12 in October

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Airtags Mockup (Image credit: Macotakara)

What you need to know

  • AirTags may be announced alongside the iPhone 12.
  • The product may be unveiled at an online event in October.
  • It was originally supposed to be announced in March but was delayed.

Reported by Macotakara, Apple may announce the arrival of AirTags, its Tile competitor, alongside the iPhone 12 in an online event that is predicted to take place in the second half of October. According to the report, the product was originally scheduled for release when the iPhone SE debuted in the spring but was delayed for currently unknown reasons.

The report also states that the Apple Watch Series 6 may also be announced at the October event, going against earlier reports that the new smartwatch will be released with a new iPad in September.

According to Chinese supplier information, Apple seems to be preparing to announce the loss prevention tag 'Air Tag' at the online event of iPhone 12 series, Apple Watch Series 6 scheduled to be held in the latter half of October 2020 ... Initially, it was supposed to be announced around the same time as the iPhone SE (2nd generation), but it seems that it was delayed due to some circumstances.

Macotakara also says that AirTags may be compatible with the new App Clips feature in iOS 14, but does not explain what kind of functionality that integration will enable.

Also, it seems that AirTag may be able to work with App Clips, unlike third-party loss prevention tags.

Apple is expected to announce a new lineup of iPhones in September or October with availability delayed from its usual September release to sometime in October and even as far back as November for some models. Apple might be launching the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in two stages, with the 6.1-inch models coming first.

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