Apple last month announced AirTag The tracker and its packaging show that it was supposed to come much earlier, but the release was delayed for more than a year. Daniel has uploaded images from YouTube channel ZONEofTECH showing that the AirTag box mentions the year 2020 and the date of the leather keychain 2019.
So the AirTag box reads 2020.
The leather keychain says 2019.
The first AirTag leak returned in 2019.
They have been ready for the last 2 years. pic.twitter.com/TgrAw3z4C6
– Daniel (@ZONEofTECH) April 30, 2021
It may be that Apple didn’t see the point in releasing the tracking device at a time when most iPhones didn’t have a U1 chip that uses ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to find other U1-equipped devices, such as the AirTag. It has changed iPhone 12because it has joined iPhone 11 providing UWB technology.
Another possibility is that Apple no longer wanted to attract antitrust in 2020. Devices within Apple’s Find My network could help find the missing AirTag and the Cupertino giant opened for offline companies a few days before it revealed its Bluetooth tracking. An earlier publication could have been criticized for anti-competitive behavior.
The AirTag is $ 29 a pop and it also comes in four packs for $ 99. It is now delivery to customers.