Reliable Apple leaker Fudge (@choco_bit) shared an image on Twitter showing what may be the keychain and leather pouch accessory for the upcoming AirTags.
AirTags are Apple’s upcoming bottle-cap sized trackers that can be attached to your items (e.g. keys, backpacks, etc.) and tracked using the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad. AirTags are rumoured to feature a circular white plastic top and a stainless steel circle on the bottom.
The image that Fudge released offers a closer look at the keychain of the AirTags and the top of the leather pouch that is rumoured to hold the AirTag. The keychain and the leather pouch will be sold as a single separate purchase.
The keychain itself looks like any regular keychain. The only difference is that the keychain has “Designed by Apple in California” and “Assembled in China” printed along the circle. At the bottom of the image, you can see the top of the leather case designed to hold the AirTag itself.
The design of this keychain and pouch is very similar to a patent filed by Apple on October 22nd of this year. Although we cannot see the full pouch to hold the AirTag in the leaked image, it does show that it will be made out of leather, similar to the Saddle Brown leather used in the iPhone 12 leather cases.
Lastly, Fudge says that although it looks like the patent mentioned above, there is a chance that it may be a fake reproduction made in China, meaning it’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt until the official announcement from Apple.
AirTags have been rumoured for a very long time, with the supposed announcement being repeatedly delayed. AirTags were reportedly planned for a 2020 March event, then WWDC20, then the September event, then the 2021 March event, and the most recent rumours have suggested that we will see them at the Apple Event tomorrow.
Credit to Fudge for sharing this image.