EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APPLE'S TRACKING DEVICE
Macworld|June 2021
GET THE LOWDOWN ON APPLE’S OWN ITEM TRACKERS.
JASON CROSS

Apple recently opened up its Find My network (fave.co/ 2SkH187) to third-party device makers, but that’s not stopping the company from making its own item tracker. We’ve heard rumors about AirTag (fave.co/3tqAu8R) since around 2019, and the company has finally released them. They’re pretty simple, really: You add the AirTag to your account and attach the tag to some object, and then the Find My app will tell you where it is in the Items tab.

Since nearly all modern Apple products can passively (and privately) use their Bluetooth radios to locate lost devices, you’ll have a pretty good chance of locating something you accidentally leave somewhere. You can locate devices in real time, and also set a device to Lost Mode, which will notify you and display an optional phone number and message on the screen of whatever Apple got near enough to “find” it.

Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s own tracking devices.

AIRTAG COSTS $29 EACH

Little Bluetooth trackers are nothing new. Tile (fave.co/3eZ5Pdr) has been making them for years, and Apple has even announced that the Chipolo One Spot (fave.co/3b5Drpc), coming in June, will support the Find My network. If you want an item tracker, what you care about are things like size, durability, the scale of the network, and price.

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