New details about an upcoming Apple Tile-like item tracker have been revealed in the code of iOS 13. Rumors that this feature has been built into iOS 13 have been circulating since last June when the Find My app was first announced on WWDC. Now, according to MacRumors, we have an even better idea of what Apple's tracking system might look like.
An investigation of the iOS 13 code revealed an image of "a small round tag with an Apple logo in the center." In addition, there is a new "Items" tab in the Find my app, presumably for following things with the tags.
MacRumors describes a system in which you will receive a notification if you are separated from your tagged item; you can then use the app to make the tag make a sound. This is similar to the way Tile and other third-party item trackers currently work. However, a more unusual feature for Apple's implementation is the use of augmented reality to help you find your lost item after scanning the area with your iPhone.
The first references for the rumor tag were indicated by 9to5Mac back in June when it was noticed in the first beta of iOS 13. However, based on the new leaks, it seems even more likely that Apple will offer its own item tracking system in addition to its new software.
Wanna try? There is a good possibility that we will find out more at the Apple event on 10 September when the latest iPhone and Apple Watch models are introduced. So keep an eye on us and in the meantime try not to lose those keys.