Apple unveils airtag, its long-awaited object tracking device

Apple AirTags

Today is apple's marked day for the presentation of some new products and a few more surprises, a presentation that differs quite a bit from what we were used to before the pandemic, opting for a previously recorded video, in which some of the locations of the company's current facilities, including its elegant exteriors, have been used, and that among other things, have officially presented the long-awaited AirTags.

airbags are small tracking devices that users will be able to attach to different physical objects to have them always localizable and have it easier when it comes to finding them in case of loss, thanks to the sufficient network of users that makes up the ecosystem of the Find My application.

Airbags, Apple's entry in the object tracking segment

Apple tells us that AirTags are small and elegant, made of stainless steel, and with a free custom engraving on both sides, also having IP67 dust and water resistance for greater protection.

Inside it has the U1 chip that makes use of Ultra broadband technology to facilitate its location. We should know that Apple is one of the companies defending this technology to the detriment of Bluetooth.

Apple unveils long-awaited AirTags to help users find missing items with  'Find My' app | Screen Lately

Also, users of iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 phones will be able to activate the Search feature accurately to more accurately and reliably locate the location of the airbags, and therefore the objects to which they have been attached.

Users of other iPhone models will be able to track AirTags via Bluetooth, skipping the alarm in the app the moment AirTags are out of range of the Bluetooth network of mobiles.

In any case, the airbags have a small built-in speaker that will facilitate their location in case of loss by issuing a sound, although they can also make use of haptic and visual signals to facilitate their location.

Apple AirTags Release Date, Price & Specs - Macworld UK

Apple notes that the operation of airbags has been developed with privacy and security in mind, with end-to-end information encryption between AirTags and the Find My network.

Linking AirTags is very simple, where you only have to bring an AirTag closer to an iPhone phone to automatically establish its pairing, and then users will be able to rename it for better identification within the Find My app.

AirTags will have a series of custom accessories through which you will allow them to be attached to different types of objects. Apple notes that they may be released on Friday, April 30, allowing the purchase of one unit or four units at $29 or $99 respectively.

More information: Apple

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