In April 2021, Apple launched its small wearable trackers, the AirTags. Since then, there has been no rumor or leak suggesting that the tech giant is working on second-generation AirTags. However, a new tweet from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that Cupertino may be introducing a new edition of its small trackers. rise, Apple could develop a second generation of these practical devices. According to Kuo, AirTag’s estimated shipments were about 20 million for 2021 and about 35 million for 2022. This is a 75% growth, so we clearly see that more and more people are indeed buying Apple trackers.
AirTag, which has not received much attention, has gradually grown in shipments since its release. AirTag shipment estimates will reach approximately 20 and 35 minute units in 2021 and 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
The increase in turnover should of course not surprise us. Apple’s AirTags have proven to be incredibly useful, especially when you need to find your lost keys. In addition, because AirTags are part of Apple’s ecosystem, they are extremely easy to use with an iPhone and are the best choice if you prefer to use Cupertino’s devices.
Unfortunately, Kuo didn’t say what improvements we could expect from a potential new generation of Apple’s trackers, so we can’t tell you what new features the potential next-gen AirTags might have. If Kuo is right, though, and the trend of people buying more and more AirTags continues, Cupertino may someday announce a second-generation AirTag tracker.
Over time, AirTags have become very popular among iPhone users as they help you find your lost belongings. Unfortunately, although they are super handy devices, some people have found ways to use Apple’s AirTags for malicious purposes. To prevent such abuse, Cupertino has introduced a few features and even an Android app to help you find out if someone is stalking you with an AirTag.
But if you think about it, at least it’s bizarre to scan yourself for bugs every time you enter your house, just like a secret agent from a spy movie.