• Apple has a new Tile-like tracker called AirTags
  • Suppliers indicate that it will arrive in October alongside other Apple devices
  • The new device will help users find lost items

Apple's oft-rumored Tile-like tracker, AirTags, will be released soon alongside other iDevices, a report claims.

According to Japanese blog MacOtakara, sources in the Chinese supply chain said that Apple is planning to launch the new AirTags item tracker next month. The new device will be announced alongside the highly-anticipated iPhone 12 series handsets and the Apple Watch Series 6, the insiders said.

The blog's report seems to differ from earlier leaks regarding the devices that will be released during the said October event.

Noted tipster Jon Prosser, for example, also claimed that the iPhone 12 series will be launched next month in an “iPhone 12 event,” but the Apple Watch Series 6 will be released at an earlier date. He didn't even mention the reveal of the AirTags.

Nevertheless, fans can rest assured that the AirTags are coming based on earlier evidence provided by Apple itself.

"AirTags" are mentioned in a deleted video Apple uploaded to is Support page in YouTube. (Screengrabbed from video uploaded by TechCrunch) via TechCrunch

What should fans expect from the upcoming device? Here's a quick look at its possible features.

It will use Apple's Ultra-Wideband chip

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple's “Ultra Wideband (UWB) tags” will make use of the U1 chip for directional finding. This is the same chip that allows the iPhone to be located in the event it gets dropped, stolen or simply misplaced.

It can be used to locate other items

As a Tile-like tracker, the AirTags can be attached to any item so that it can be located in the event it gets lost. This means users can attach it to a frequently used set of keys, place it in a bag with other precious belongings and so on so that it will be easier to find them if ever they get misplaced or stolen.

It could be waterproof

MacOtakara earlier claimed that the AirTags could be “completely waterproof.” This means the device can also be used to locate items that are lost in wet areas.

This will make it easier to find items that get dropped while running under heavy rain, as well as items that fall into bodies of water such as pools or shores.