Apple unveils long-awaited AirTags to help users find missing items

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Never lose your keys again! Apple unveils long-awaited AirTags to help users find missing items by tracking the small device through the ‘Find My’ app

  • Apple gave the world a first look at its highly anticipated AirTags
  • The company announced the device at its ‘Spring Loaded’ event
  • AirTags is a small, round device that can be attached to items such as keys or a wallet
  • Users link AirTags to the ‘Find My’ app and can track the item if it is lost
  • A single device costs $ 29 or users can purchase a pack of four for $ 99

Apple has officially unveiled its highly anticipated AirTags – a tile-like device that tracks missing items through the ‘Find My’ app.

Like the already popular Tile, AirTags can be attached to keys, a wallet or other products and will show notifications when you are separated from the item.

It’s a small, round device with an Apple logo in the center and comes with Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with an iPhone or iPad.

Using the ‘Find My’ app, the system provides step-by-step instructions to locate the tag and the missing product.

However, Apple stressed that the new device is not intended to track people and has added privacy features to ensure that the new AirTags are not used for anything other than to find inanimate objects.

Apple has officially unveiled its highly anticipated AirTags - a tile-like device that tracks missing items through the 'Find My' app

Apple has officially unveiled its highly anticipated AirTags – a tile-like device that tracks missing items through the ‘Find My’ app

AirTags were unveiled at Apple’s Spring Loaded event, held every April.

However, this year’s event was presented virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Rumors about Apple’s AirTags first surfaced in September 2019, when MacRumors released screenshots of a new ‘Items’ tab in the ‘Find My’ app.

But the time has come and AirTags are officially a thing.

It's a small, round device with an Apple logo in the center and comes with Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with an iPhone or iPad.  Using the 'Find My' app, the system provides step-by-step instructions to locate the tag and the missing product.

It’s a small, round device with an Apple logo in the center and comes with Bluetooth connectivity for pairing with an iPhone or iPad. Using the ‘Find My’ app, the system provides step-by-step instructions to locate the tag and the missing product.

The tag itself is a small, IP67 water and dust resistant disc that can be personalized with a personal message or an emoji on the laser etched stainless steel housing.

The tag itself is a small, IP67 water and dust resistant disc that can be personalized with a personal message or an emoji on the laser etched stainless steel housing.

Each device costs $ 29, but also comes in a pack of four for $ 99, and pre-orders begin Friday, with AirTags available April 30.

Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of global iPhone product marketing, said, “ We are delighted to bring this incredible new opportunity to iPhone users with the introduction of AirTag … to help them manage the important items in their lives. to love and to find. ‘

“With its design, unparalleled discovery experience, and built-in privacy and security features, AirTag offers customers another way to harness the power of the Apple ecosystem and increase the versatility of the iPhone.”

The tag itself is a small, IP67 water and dust resistant disc that can be personalized with a personal message or an emoji on the laser etched stainless steel housing.

As with the already popular Tile, AirTags can be attached to keys, a wallet or other products and will show notifications when you are separated from the item

As with the already popular Tile, AirTags can be attached to keys, a wallet or other products and will show notifications when you are separated from the item

There is a built-in speaker that plays sounds to help locate AirTag, while a removable cover makes it easy for users to change the battery.

Users can also assign AirTag to an item and give it a default name, such as ‘Keys’ or ‘Jacket’, or enter a custom name of their choice.

Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can see the item’s current or last known location on a map.

If a user loses their item and it is within Bluetooth range, they can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to locate it.

Users can also ask Siri to find their item, and AirTag will emit a sound if it’s nearby.

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