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, 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

Not much is known about AirTag’s release date. The inclusion in the latest version of iOS could mean that Apple releases it without an 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 Yesterday

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AirTag Stories October 28, 2019

We’ve been hearing rumors and seeing evidence about an Apple Tile-like device for tracking personal items. Now, with the release of iOS 13.2, we can confirm that this device will be called “AirTag”.

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