Apple leaker shows off AirTags renders, claims keychain sold separately

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Apple AirTags could debut Sept. 15.
Apple AirTags are super sleek.
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One day ahead of Apple’s “Time Flies” media event, leaker Jon Prosser showed off what he claims are accurate renders of the long-awaited AirTags trackers.

Apple’s bottle-cap-size location trackers use ultra-wideband technology, and promise to help users find keys, wallets or whatever other item they pin them to. Check out Prosser’s AirTags video below.

According to Prosser, the AirTags feature a clean front that looks like a white button. The chrome underside underside features the Apple logo. Around the edge are the words “Bluetooth LE, Ultra Wideband, AirTag, Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China.” (Yep, that’s a lot of words for the usually minimalist Apple.)

Prosser claims that the mockup is based on a video he secured from someone in Apple’s supply chain. To protect his sources, he passed the images along to a 3D render artist, who created the mockups.

Perhaps the most hilarious part of the video is that Prosser claims Apple will sell the keychain for the AirTags separately. With no easy way to mount them on an object, this keychain will seemingly be essential for using them. Which, if he’s correct, gives Apple the opportunity to squeeze a few more bucks out of your wallet.

Beyond AirTags: What Prosser says is coming tomorrow

Prosser’s reputation has taken a bit of a hit as of late. He’s been right on a handful of big rumors, but also wrong enough times that today’s AirTags update is not guaranteed. Nonetheless, he’s always worth watching and, as noted, racked up some pretty big Apple scoops in the past. Hopefully this turns out to be accurate, too.

In this latest video, he says he’s also got his hands on some AirPods Studio headphones, which he plans to show off in the near future. He also doubles down on the idea that there will be no iPhone 12 at Tuesday’s Apple event. According to Prosser, the guaranteed products for this week are Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, new iPad Air and iPad 8. HomePod mini and AirTags are likely, but not guaranteed.

What do you think of the look of Prosser’s AirTags renders? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.