APPLE LAUNCHES AIRTAGS TO FIND LOST THINGS
Apple recently launched the Apple AirTags at their Apple Live event on YouTube.Apple has just announced one of their most anticipated and highly innovative little gadgets - the Apple AirTag. The AirTag was launched at the Apple Live event on their page on YouTube. The AirTag is an innovative modern piece of technology disguised as a sleek stylish keychain. The AirTag will be linked to your iPhone device and will help you find lost things such as keys, wallets or purses or anything you might consider of importance.
LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN WITH MAGICAL SETUP
Each round AirTag is small and lightweight, features precision-etched polished stainless steel, and is IP67 water- and dust-resistant.2 A built-in speaker plays sounds to help locate AirTag, while a removable cover makes it easy for users to replace the battery.3 AirTag features the same magical setup experience as AirPods — just bring AirTag close to iPhone and it will connect. Users can assign AirTag to an item and name it with a default like “Keys” or “Jacket,” or provide a custom name of their choosing.
A COMPREHENSIVE FINDING EXPERIENCE
Once AirTag is set up, it will appear in the new Items tab in the Find My app, where users can view the item’s current or last known location on a map. If a user misplaces their item and it is within Bluetooth range, they can use the Find My app to play a sound from the AirTag to help locate it. Users can also ask Siri to find their item, and AirTag will play a sound if it is nearby.
Each AirTag is equipped with the Apple-designed U1 chip using Ultra Wideband technology, enabling Precision Finding5 for iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 users. This advanced technology can more accurately determine the distance and direction to a lost AirTag when it is in range. As a user moves, Precision Finding fuses input from the camera, ARKit, accelerometer, and gyroscope, and then will guide them to AirTag using a combination of sound, haptics, and visual feedback.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY BUILT IN
AirTag is designed from the ground up to keep location data private and secure. No location data or location history is physically stored inside AirTag. Communication with the Find My network is end-to-end encrypted so that only the owner of a device has access to its location data, and no one, including Apple, knows the identity or location of any device that helped find it.
AirTags use a replaceable CR2032 battery that is designed to last about a year before it needs to be replaced. The batteries are user replaceable, and to swap out a battery, you can press and twist on the back panel of the AirTag to pop it off.
- Ultra-precise and ultra-fast
- Easy to set up
- High-quality design and materials
- Excellent software features in the Find My app
- Replaceable battery
- Not too pricy
- Gets scratched up easily
- Accessories are necessary for some uses and can cost as much as the device itself
- Lacks the exciting AR features early reports said were coming