Prosser: AirTags testing to complete soon, to be announced next month

Airtags Render
Airtags Render (Image credit: Jon Prosser)

What you need to know

  • Jon Prosser says AirTags will complete final performance testing on November 6.
  • Products tend to ship within 30 days of the completion of performance testing.
  • That suggests we will see AirTags during a November Apple special event.

Apple is expected to host a special event during November, likely with the announcement of the first Apple Silicon Mac at the top of the agenda. But according to a new Jon Prosser report, we might also see AirTags break cover for the first time, too.

In a tweet today Prosser said that AirTags will complete their final performance testing on November 6. With products normally shipping a month or so later, it stands to reason that AirTags will be announced during the same November event.

Apple's AirTags are set to be Tile-like trackers but with all of the added functionality that you might expect from a first-party solution. We've seen leaks relating to the trackers before and the prospect of the rumors finally being put to bed is one that I'm very much here for!

Unfortunately, we don't expect to see Apple's rumored AirPods Studio headphones to be announced during that event with March of next year more likely to be the launch window.

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.