Apple’s plans for the launch of the AirTag 2 have been delayed until 2025, as reported by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Originally expected in the fourth quarter of 2024, production delays have forced a one-year extension.
While specific reasons for the delay were not provided, it’s worth noting that Kuo mentioned a potential connection between the AirTag 2 and Apple’s Vision Pro headset, which is in the mixed reality category. The AirTag 2 shares similarities with the Vision Pro headset, including the U2 chip and other hardware enhancements. These upgrades are expected to increase the cost of the AirTag 2 compared to its predecessor.
Apple’s intentions for the AirTag 2 appear to go beyond being a simple tracking device. The company’s recent release of a new Apple Pencil has raised questions, as it comes with a USB-C port for charging, lacks support for wireless charging, and does not feature pressure sensitivity.
The new Apple Pencil offers minimal latency, tilt sensitivity, and pixel-perfect accuracy, making it suitable for note-taking, sketching, journaling, and more. It is available in India for Rs 7,990 and exclusively offered in white, with availability beginning in early November.
Rumors of Apple launching new iPad Air and Mini models this month have been debunked by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, who suggests that these new iPads are more likely to debut in the spring of the following year.