AirTags won’t debut until March 2021, AirPods Studio could cost up to $599


Apple AirTags could debut Sept. 15.
Apple AirTags are super sleek. But don't expect them just yet.
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Apple’s eagerly anticipated AirTags are going to be eagerly anticipated for a while longer, according to Apple tipster Jon Prosser. In a tweet Friday, he said Apple pushed back the launch of its location-tracking tags to March 2021.

He also shared some new information about Apple’s rumored AirPods Studio headphones.

AirTags, a circular keychain attachment similar to Tile, promise to help users find keys, wallets or whatever other item they pin them to. (Keychain supposedly sold separately.) Rumors about the tracking tags began at least as far back as September 2019. People have been expecting them to arrive for months now, but they remain obstinately unavailable.

Prosser did not provide details about what caused the AirTags delay. However, he said neither the announcement nor launch will happen until next March. That means don’t expect to hear about AirTags at Apple’s October 13 event — or the rumored November (!) event either.

More on AirPods Studio

In a separate tweet, Prosser elaborated on a previous report of his showing the first image of what may be Apple’s over-the-ear AirPods Studio headphones. According to Prosser, “The renders that I shared last month seem to be the luxury variant — made of leather/metal.”

These supposedly will retail for a massive $599. However, a cheaper, sportier variant will sell for $350, Prosser said, and the new headphones will not appear at Apple’s October 13 event.

Prosser’s tweets follow a major leak revealing new details about the iPhone 12 and HomePod mini, the two items Apple is expected to show off next Tuesday. Apple’s “Hi, Speed” event will stream at 10 a.m. Pacific on Oct. 13.

Would you feel disappointed by the lack of AirTags this month? What would it take to get you to spend $599 on AirPods Studio? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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