A new eBay listing from a seller in China known to have sold genuine Apple prototypes in the past is selling what appear to be brand new but genuine AirTag accessories. These include the pink and surf blue versions of the AirTag Buckle, joining the electric orange, sunflower, dark navy, and white color options that Apple already sells.
It also sells the California Poppy Leather Buckle, another accessory that has appeared in promotional images but has yet to be released by Apple. At the time of writing, the surf blue and California poppy options are out of stock. However, pink is still available. It is not clear if the others will be restocked.
While this may not be the actual article, a report by 9to5Mac – who first highlighted the eBay listing – suggests he’s “fairly confident in the validity” of the accessories. Apple may also release these items at a later date. But given that her accessories tend to have seasonal color options, that seems unlikely. Apple has already phased out the surf blue Apple Watch bands.
It’s not clear why Apple would have called for dropping accessories. Apple manufactures many prototypes for products and accessories that never ship. However, these are usually abandoned long before they reach the production stage.
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