The production of the second-generation AirTag Bluetooth tracker from Apple, originally slated for the fourth quarter of 2024, has been delayed until 2025.
According to the highly regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this is the case. Kuo was the expert who initially stated that the AirTag 2 would begin production in the upcoming year and would be included in the Vision Pro ecosystem. However, he has since revised his forecast. In a tweet on Wednesday, the analyst stated that mass production has been delayed until 2025.
Kuo has not provided any reasoning for the delay and has not disclosed a specific timeline for Apple’s production of the device in 2025. It should be noted that mass production typically occurs before a product is released for sale. The first generation AirTags began mass production in September 2020 but were not released until spring 2021. Therefore, it is possible that the second generation AirTags may not be released until late 2025 or early 2026.
It is currently not clear how Apple plans to improve the second-generation AirTag compared to its previous version. It has been suggested that, with the Vision Pro headset, users may be able to view its location in 3D through augmented reality. In another article, we explore 7 potential improvements that Apple could make to the AirTag.