AirTag 2 to Go in Mass Production Around Q4 2023, Kuo Says

In wake of the massive response Apple‘s been getting on it’s location tracker, the AirTag, it seems as if Apple will be renewing the product for a second iteration.

Earlier today, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that it is possible that Apple will start manufacturing the AirTag 2, as soon as the next year (Q4). AT this point, there is no sign, or indication to whatever will be new in the AirTag 2, but all we know is that it will likely come with a better chipset.

See, the Apple uses the U1 chipset for location tracking, and accurate pinpointing in devices like the iPhone, AirTag (1), and the AirPods. So, it possible that the AirTag 2 will come with… the U2 chipset. Alongside this, Kuo also said that Apple will be looking into integrating Vision Pro support into most of its product lineup, which unsurprisingly will also include the AirTag 2.

I believe that spatial computing is a new ecosystem that Apple wants to build, using Vision Pro as the core to integrate other devices, including AirTag 2.

Ming-Chi Kuo (02/08/23)

In an older tweet, Kuo discussed how Apple is planning to “aggressively upgrade hardware specifications” of the iPhone as part of its effort to build a competitive ecosystem surrounding Vision Pro. He also believed that this will include upgrading the Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip inside the iPhone 15.

iPhone 15 will likely see a specification upgrade of UWB, with the production process moving from 16nm to more advanced 7nm, allowing for improved performance or reduced power consumption for nearby Interactions,

Ming-Chi Kuo (19/06/23)

We saw, in iOS 17 how Apple has now offered you the ability to share your AirTag with your family members. This goes to show that the product is definitely in Apple’s plans, and due to it meeting it’s sales targets, it’s a great way to capitalize on that, and give people a refresh of this technology.

With this, we can expect more functionality from the second gen, but the question that was asked when AirTag first launched still remains. What about the privacy aspect? Well, only time will tell…

This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


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