With iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple introduced an all-new “Find My” application that makes it easy to locate your devices and friends. Back in April 2019, 9to5Mac exclusively reported that Apple is also developing a Tile-like personal item tracker that will also integrate with the Find My app. Since the release of iOS 13.2, 9to5Mac can now confirm that Apple will likely call the device “AirTag”.

AirTag Features

The true selling point of AirTag will be its integration with iOS. It is believed that you will be able to access your item trackers via the “Find My” device on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Once the item trackers are available, there will be a new “Items” tab in the Find My application for all of the things you choose to track.

The AirTag itself will be paired to a user’s iCloud account by proximity to an iPhone, much like AirPods. Users will also be able to receive notifications when their iPhone gets too far away from the tag. For instance, your iPhone could alert you if you get too far away from your keys or wallet. Certain locations can be added to a list of ignored locations so that the item can be left at those locations without you receiving a notification.

Furthermore, you’ll be able to put Apple’s item tracker in “Lost Mode” – which means the tag will store your contact information, allowing other Apple users to read that information. In such instances, you’ll receive a notification when your item has been found.

AirTag Release Date

We learned in mid-February, that we should expect AirTag later in 2020.

As shared in a research note, TF Securities Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple system-in-package partners to ramp up production of the ultra-wide band ‘AirTags’ in the second or third quarter of this year.

Based on the supply chain ramp up, it’s possible we will see AirTags at a September Apple event.

AirTag Pricing

Not much is known at this time regarding AirTag’s pricing. Its main competitor would be the Tile trackers, and they range anywhere from $20 to $40 depending on the model.

Read on for the latest news about AirTag

AirTag Stories January 5

Apple’s AirTags personal item trackers have been the works for what feels like a long time (first discovered by 9to5Mac in April 2019). Dating back to September 2019, Tile seemed concerned about the upcoming product. Now news has leaked that Tile is working on a version of its popular tracker with ultra wideband (UWB) instead of just Bluetooth. Maybe it could even beat Apple’s AirTags to market?

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AirTag Stories December 1, 2020

Three Apple events later, there’s still no word from Apple on AirTags – and now it seems Samsung could beat the Cupertino company to the market with Galaxy Smart Tags.

We were first to reveal that Apple was working on a Tile-like tracker for things like wallets, keys, and bags, but that was back in April of last year, and there’s still no sign of them yet …

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AirTag Stories November 9, 2020

Apple is rumored to introduce a new product called AirTag, which is basically a Tile competitor that will let users track any objects through the Find My network. Although we don’t know when the AirTags will be unveiled, the leaker Fudge shared today on Twitter an image that shows an alleged AirTag carrying accessory designed by Apple to work with AirTags.

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AirTag Stories October 22, 2020

Two AirTags patent applications have been published today, describing an extremely wide array of potential applications, from locating the nearest defibrillator to monitoring our posture – and even playing avatar-based games.

Patents are often worded in the broadest possible terms, so there’s, of course, no way to know which of these ideas Apple might pursue, but there are certainly some interesting concepts in the mix …

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AirTag Stories October 20, 2020

Reliable leaker @L0vetodream has tweeted to say that AirTags are ‘coming soon’ – and will be available in two different sizes.

Continuing the record for cryptic tweets, the initial tweet simply read ‘big one, small one, coming soon.’ This lead to a great deal of speculation as to its meaning …

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AirTag Stories October 9, 2020

Apple’s AirTag item trackers reportedly delayed until March of 2021

If you’ve been holding out hope that Apple’s October 13 event will include the announcement of the long-rumored AirTag item trackers, things aren’t shaping up in your favor. A new rumor today claims that AirTags have been delayed until March of 2021.

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