- Rumors suggest that Apple is working on a new version of the AirTag, potentially slated for a 2024 release.
- The design of the device will likely remain unchanged, though modifications to the battery access may be made.
- The upcoming AirTag is expected to feature integration with the Vision Pro headset in a spatial computing ecosystem.
Design and Structure
A redesign of the AirTags doesn't seem to be on the table as of now. Apple will likely maintain the general shape, though there have been complaints about the easy access to the battery. Some worry that this could pose a danger to children, so Apple could potentially change the way the AirTag opens.
The AirTag features a replaceable CR2032 battery, and so far there aren't any signs that Apple is planning to switch to a rechargeable battery.
Vision Pro Integration
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the AirTag will be integrated with the Vision Pro headset as part of a spatial computing ecosystem, though he didn't provide specific details on what precisely this would entail. The Ultra Wideband chip in the AirTags could potentially transmit position data to the Vision Pro, or there might be some sort of VR object tracking interface.
Upgraded Ultra Wideband Chip
Apple is likely to add an upgraded Ultra-Wideband chip to the iPhone 15 models, so future AirTags will probably feature this improved chip. A new iteration of the U1 chip could potentially offer better accuracy and enhanced efficiency, reducing power consumption.
Rumors suggest that mass production of a second-generation AirTag will begin in the fourth quarter of 2024, hinting at a late 2024 or early 2025 launch.
It seems that Apple is readying itself for the next generation of its popular AirTag. With potential improvements in design changes, Ultra Wideband technology, and Vision Pro headset integration, the new device could have a lot to offer. The exact look and features are still up in the air, but we can certainly sense the growing anticipation for the arrival of the new AirTag.
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