Apple has officially launched their device tracker called the Apple Air-Tag. They feature their traditional designed U1 chip inside in it, which uses Ultra Wideband technology (UWB). Air-tags also attach with built-in Bluetooth technology that connect with Apple’s Find My network to help keep track of devices.
The Apple Air-Tags comes with a delicate polished stainless steel body that is IP67 water and dust-resistant. And also give protection from the surface weather. It comes with a tiny speaker built-in that is designed to help locate the AirTag using sound. And the back cover is removable to replace the battery.
However, with both the U1 chip inside and Bluetooth support. The AirTags can be used to track and locate any object that it is fixed to, on Apple’s Find My app. Addditionally, for iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 users, the Find My app can also use the camera, ARKit, accelerometer, and gyroscope to escort the user to the tag using sound, haptics, and also visual feedback.
Furthermore unique feature of the AirTag is the ability to place them in Lost Mode. Where the user will be notified when the tag is in span or located on the Find My network. If anyone finds the tag, they can tap it with their iPhone or an NFC-enabled device. Which will take them to a website that shows the owners contact information.
Moreover, Apple has also built in various privacy and security measures into the whole ecosystem such as end-to-end encryption between devices on the Find My network, rotating Bluetooth signal identifiers that prevent unwanted tracking, and more.
Apple also introduce a whole range of AirTag accessories. Which give users a appropriate way of attaching them to an object.
Apple Air-Tag will be available for order starting from April 23rd at Apple.com. It has a price of Rs.3190 for one AirTag and additional Rs. 10900 for a pack of 4 and will ship from April 30th.