In the identical tweet that Kuo predicts when the AirTag 2 will begin manufacturing, they wrote, “spatial computing is a brand new ecosystem that Apple needs to construct, utilizing Imaginative and prescient Professional because the core to combine different units, together with AirTag 2.” If Apple is creating elements used for spatial computing in each the Imaginative and prescient Professional and the next-generation AirTag, Kuo’s prediction might develop into true.
Apple is making an enormous wager on the Imaginative and prescient Professional, providing it for a premium $3,500, and investing some huge cash into its improvement. That wager may repay if, somewhat than a one-off area of interest product, the expertise powering the Imaginative and prescient Professional turns into the centerpiece of a whole new ecosystem for Apple. Spatial computing may very well be a brand new solution to interface with tech, the identical method smartphones and wearables have modified many individuals’s every day lives.
The AirTag 2 may transfer past simply monitoring keys and baggage, and be an important a part of that ecosystem. One software that is not onerous to think about is utilizing the Imaginative and prescient Professional to easily look across the room and “see” an AirTag that’s buried below a sofa cushion or behind a cupboard. If a function like that is to be included within the AirTag 2, it is smart that it will take a bit longer for the next-generation trackers to hit cabinets, probably nearer to the Imaginative and prescient Professional itself, which is anticipated to return out a while subsequent yr.