Apple is always working on something innovating. Rumours are circulating that Apple is designing a new tile-like tracking device. The device called AirTag is attachable to keys, phones, wallets and other similar items for tracking purposes; you can find the lost items with AirTag with the help of the Find My app.
AirTags are still under development, and Apple is reluctant to announce any release date yet. But then there are several hints that we have found iOS 13.2 beta versions. So, let's explore the AirTags, and every rumour put there.
AirTags are little tracking devices powered with Bluetooth connectivity that enables them to communicate with the device and help you find your lost items. You can find several similar products on the market like Adero and Tile, but Apple's version will focus on deep integration with Apple's devices.
The AirTags are just like tags with chips coupled with Apple’s aesthetics. The tags will have a chip that will help them connect with the iPhone. The tags will relay the position of the device back to the iPhone.
The user will be able to track the position of their devices from their iPhone, iPad, MacBook or other Apple devices. It will work similarly as you find your missing Apple devices.
The tag's shape and size are expected to be the round, disc-like structure with the Apple logo. Jon Prosser, an Apple inside news provider, have shared rendered images of AirTags. The image depicts the shape and style of the tags.
The tags will be round discs, white at the front and silver at the back. Prosser reveals that the AirTags will come with a little leather key chain working as the pouch for the tags.
The most significant upper hand in AirTags over Tiles is the seamless integration of the AirTags with iOS. Apple is highly conscious about Apple's ecosystem of devices, and the AirTags will make a frictionless entry into Apple's ecosystem, giving users the smooth experience that Apple is known for.
You will be able to integrate trackers with iOS via the Find My app. The app will work on almost every Apple device from iPhone to Mac. The tracking device will be paired with the iCloud of the users to help track the devices that are tagged.
The application of AirTags can be tremendous, and there are limitless possibilities with which you can use the AirTags. Find My app will have the option of adding new items
. The interface looks clean, sleek, and easy to use. It will allow the users to add items they want to keep track of, from pets to keys; possibilities are numerous.
As per rumours, Apple will include an augmented reality interface to help users track their tagged items. The current knowledge available on AirTags claims that if an item is lost, then a notification will pop-up. The device will decide the status of the device based on the proximity. Once you press the button on Find My app, the tags will make high pitched noise.
Another rumour confirms that ARKt will be included, and Apple will use the balloon to locate items. You will have to move around, move your phone up and down to locate a balloon on the screen. Follow the balloon, and you will be with your lost item in no time.
Apple expects to rely on the iPhone community and help the owners track down the items with help from other users. If you lost an item and it is faraway for your sensor to pick it up. You can put the item in "Lost Mode", and once another iPhone user comes in close proximity with the item, he will be notified of your contact details.
The system will use the Apple devices, Bluetooth and AirTags (when released) to find the lost item.
You can set safe zones in Find My app, and the app will avoid showing notification in that location.
You will also have the liberty to select sounds; the sounds will be fun when tracking devices and items. Emerging sounds will be played when you are on course, and discouraging sounds will be played when you are off course.
The accuracy of AirTags is expected to be more than the currently available tracking devices. The accuracy will depend on the Bluetooth; the new iPhones have ultra-wideband U1 Bluetooth chips and will be able to track ultra-wideband tagged AirTags. That will help in more precise tracking of the devices as compared to using Bluetooth alone.
The AirTags will have removable coin batteries. The battery will not be rechargeable and will need replacement once it runs out of juice. The expected battery life of a CR2032 cell will be a year for the AirTags.
Apple will, however, make the battery replacement easy as compared to other devices. You can unscrew the tag's back, get the old battery out, replace it with the new one and screw the whole thing back and you will be good to go.
AirTags aren't released yet, but it hasn't stopped the acce3soory designer from creating new iPhone accessories. Several accessories are floating around the internet, like this leather keyring for AirTags by Cyrill.
Rumours were that about new hardware to be released back in December of 2020. However, Apple hasn’t slipped a word about the price of the AirTags yet. There is no release date in view as well. But it is expected that Apple will release the gadget in the September event.