Apple may be planning to unveil the rumored AirTags accessory during an event in the second half of October along with the iPhone 12 series and Watch Series 6 debut. That's according to a fresh report today by Mac Otakara, a frequent Apple leaker.
The report cited sources from China's supply chain industry, claiming that the tech giant initially planned to announce AirTags around the same time that the iPhone SE 2020 was unveiled earlier this year. However, some circumstances beyond Apple's control caused a major delay to its launch, the report says.
Mac Otakara's report may be corroborated by Apple's recent confirmation about a few weeks delay in the launch of this year's iPhone series, meaning it will miss its target announcement in September. Apple was first rumored late last year to be developing AirTags as a Tile competitor that would act as an item tracker. Then last April, a tutorial video surfaced on the web showing how to reset an iPhone to factory settings, such as by turning off the "Find my iPhone" option, within which there's a toggle to "Enable Offline Finding". The description under that option mentioned AirTags.
Source: Mac Otakara