Apple’s rumored AirTags item trackers will be slightly larger than a 50 cent coin and about three times the thickness, based on dimensions offered by leaker Max Weinbach (via YouTube channel EverythingApplePro).
According to Weinbach, the AirTags will come in a size of 32mm x 32mm x 6mm, which would place the circular devices at the same approximate diameter as a half dollar piece, slightly smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy smart tags (39 mm x 39 mm x 9 mm) and slightly larger than a tile sticker (27 mm x 7.3 mm).
An earlier rumor from L0vetodream suggested that Apple would make AirTags available in two size options, but it’s not really clear why two sizes would be required.
According to the images found inside an internal build of iOS 13, the AirTags are small circular white labels with an Apple logo on the front. They are likely to be attached to items by an adhesive or a point of attachment such as a ring, and there may be a number of ways to use them with different items.
According to its retail sources, Weinbach says the AirTags are estimated to be priced at around $ 39 each (Samsung’s SmartTags are $ 29.99). However, the question is when will they be released.
A new “Items” tab enabled by default in the Find My app in the iOS 14.5 beta has raised some hopes that Apple’s long-awaited AirTags item trackers will finally launch soon. Apple said iOS 14.5 will be released in “early spring,” but the specific release date is unclear.
Weinbach also believes that Apple will announce new products “soon”, either through a press release or some kind of event, although rumors of events remain murky at best. According to a YouTube video by leaker Jon Prosser, Apple plans to host an event in April this year.
Prosser himself acknowledges that this April event rumor is worth treating with some skepticism, as it would be Apple’s first April event in 11 years, but he does say that the source he got this from has a perfect track record.
Either way, Weinbach’s retail source tells you that they expect three new products to fall into the tablet, wearable, and accessory categories.
Wearables are likely to be new seasonal Apple Watch bands, new colors for solo loop bands, and possibly a new band style. The new iPad Pro is rumored to be the new tablet, while AirTags will fall into the accessories category.
Volume shipments of mini-LED display components for a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will reportedly begin in the second quarter of 2021, which runs from April through June. BloombergMark Gurman has previously stated that Apple plans to announce new iPads in early April, including the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.