After years of rumors and speculation, Apple, in April 2021, unveiled its long-awaited AirTags. The small circular tag is designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets so that these accessories can be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My App. A single AirTag costs $29, and a package of four can be purchased for $99.
It is directly available from Apple, and that price does not include the accessories needed to attach the AirTag. Accessories are sold separately by Apple, and there are also many 3rd party options. The 3rd party retailers like Best Buy and Amazon are also selling AirTags. On 23 April 2021, AirTags pre-orders began and will be launched on 30 April 2021.
AirTags Description –
A small, button-shaped tracking device. The white front is glossy that can be customized with a silver backing and an engraving. It is designed around the CR2032 batteries inside, and additional accessories are needed to attach them. It measures 1.26 inches in diameter, a height of 0.31 inches, and weighs 0.39 ounces. It can be engraved with emoji characters or up to four letters. But there is a restriction to multiple emojis due to size restriction. Due to Apple’s content filtering, there are also limitations on some emoji strings and phrases.
Under the “Items” tab in the Find, My app AirTags are added and managed. The Items tab was introduced in iOS 14.3. It is displayed on a map in the Find My app so that its location can be seen. It connects with iOS and macOS devices over Bluetooth. In each AirTags, U1 Chip is added so that its precise location, indoor or outdoor, can be seen, or at least the last location can be tracked. To find a lost AirTag in the house, there are built-in speakers to play a sound. The sound can be played either through Find My App or ask Siri to find an AirTag with a sound. The Find My network can help to find lost or stolen AirTag.