Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s most listened and watched product analyst believes that Apple’s AirTag may be released in the second generation. However, this is contingent on the growth of the accessory.
The AirTags are a budget-friendly success, but it has been plagued controversy by some users’ misdeeds. According to MingChi Kuo, an analyst at TF Securities, the accessory’s popularity is on the rise.
Analyst writes that AirTag’s shipment numbers have “slowly increased” since its release. It is expected that AirTag’s estimates of shipment will reach approximately 20 million in 2021 and 35 millions by 2022.
Kuo states that AirTag has “not received much notice.” This refers both to how Apple created the connected systems and released a tracker. However, Apple has not made any major changes to the product. According to the analyst, if AirTag shipments continue growing, then Apple will likely create the second generation.
Apple almost always releases a second-generation model. Apple is well-known for improving its products through multiple generations. Kuo’s remarks are not an enormous leap of speculation but they do signal that there might be a new model at some point.
The design is easy enough to change or modify in future updates. It is not yet clear where Apple will take the tracker in future.