We know that Apple has been working on a Tile-like tracking tag system for months, but the biggest confirmation of the next product has come in a removed support video released today by Apple. The direct video confirms both the existence of the tracking tags and the name “AirTag”, as seen by Appleosophy.
The AirTag name appeared earlier in previous leaks, but today’s news marks the clearest confirmation of the brand. (Other leaks have speculated that the trackers could be called Apple Tags, which seems not to be the case.)
The video, which displays the “Find My iPhone” menu, not only reveals the name, but also the fact that AirTags will offer some sort of offline search feature that will allow them to track even without a Wi-Fi or data connection. cell phones. That echoes other rumors that the new chips will feature ultra-wideband radio technology, similar to what Apple’s iPhone 11 models use with their U1 chips to get better local location data.
The AirTags are expected to be circular drives that will feature U1 chips and work with iPhones and iPads to offer an augmented reality interface to help find missing items, according to code found in earlier beta versions of iOS.