Apple could be working on the second generation of AirTags, which are proprietary Bluetooth trackers that use UltraWideBand technology.
We all know that Apple creates a wide range of products that are distinct from one another but work seamlessly together within the ecosystem. There are many unrivaled gadgets out there; consider Apple tablets or computers with Apple Silicon processors, for example. We also think of AirTags, the well-known Bluetooth trackers that use UWB technology to locate lost items.
While this device appears to be a winner on paper (and it is), there are several privacy concerns. The device is used to track backpacks, wallets, cards, headphones, keys, and a variety of other items, even if it is also used to “spy” on nearby people. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Cupertino company could now consider releasing a second generation of the same, which would address all of the issues that the first iteration had.
Apple AirTag: what do we know about the new model?
To date, there has been very little information about a new product for the location of gadgets from Tim Cook; however, we do know that with sales increasing, the company may consider a second generation. But what can we anticipate from Airtag 2?
Kuo stated in a tweet on the popular social media platform Twitter that sales of these accessories should have been 20 million last year, but that he expects over 35 million pieces to be shipped worldwide this year.
In addition, his company has made numerous improvements to GPS trackers; he has worked to improve his trackers as much as possible to avoid unpleasant situations and moments. However, it should be noted that AirTags have been used to track down thieves, lost items, and even to prevent robberies. In short, the advantages far outweigh any potential drawbacks. Apple has also released an Android version and has consistently fixed all bugs that have arisen over time.
AirTag, which has not received much attention, has gradually grown in shipments since its release. Shipment estimations of AirTag reach about 20 mn & 35 mn units in 2021 & 2022, respectively. If AirTag shipments continue to grow, I believe Apple will develop the 2nd generation.— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) June 19, 2022