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Accessory makers preparing for Apple’s AirTags as Kuo suggests 2021 release [U]

Accessory companies are deep into the process of preparing for Apple’s forthcoming AirTag item trackers. Newly leaked images from Evan Blass show how Apple accessory maker Nomad is planning to release an array of products to complement Apple’s item trackers. Accessory maker Spigen is also preparing for AirTags, as are other companies.

Update #2 January 31, 2021: Accessory maker Cyrill has also now debuted new AirTag accessories, as reported and visualized by Yanko Design.

Update January 25, 2021: AirTags haven’t yet been announced, but accessory makers are continuing to prepare for the impending launch. This time around, Spigen has mistakenly listed its AirTag leather accessory on Amazon.

The Spigen accessory looks quite a bit like what you’d expect from an AirTag accessory. It features the ability to connect to your keychain with a leather holder for the item tracker itself.

Another AirTags accessory has also made its way to Amazon recently, offering an “anti-scratch protective skin cover” for the unreleased item trackers.

We still don’t when Apple plans to release its long-awaited AirTag item trackers. Most recently, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple plans to release its item trackers sometime in 2021. This comes after years of rumors, with evidence of AirTags appearing in iOS 13.

The leaked images from Evan Blass show that Nomad is planning to release a pair of accessories for AirTags in 2021.

AirTags Keychain

  • 3D formed leather shape to hold AirTags
  • Leather and microfiber construction

AirTags Glasses Holder

  • Rubber tensioner holds AirTags and provides a secure fit
  • Interchangeable attachment points fit all sizes of glasses
  • Premium braided black cord

What’s important to keep in mind, however, is that Apple does not share details about its products with accessory makers ahead of product releases. Instead, such companies often base their product plans on rumors and supply chain information. This means that Nomad has no inside information on AirTags, but rather is simply planning — like the rest of us — for whenever Apple finally releases the accessory.

Ultimately, even if this leak doesn’t provide any additional information on when we might see AirTags released, it does offer an interesting look at how popular Apple accessory makers are planning to release alongside the item trackers. Notably, Apple is also planning to be developing some sort of leather accessory for AirTags.

Are you planning on buying AirTags once they are available to purchase? Are there any specific accessories you’d like to see? Let us know down in the comments!

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