For many months, there are serious speculations that Apple is planning its own Bluetooth tracker with Ultra-Wideband Functionalitat (UWB). Already in the fall of 2019, appropriate information from analysts as well as in the code of iOS 13 had appeared. The Tile Competitor, the general under the name “Airtag” Read, but has not yet been introduced. Now the broken cute firmly believes that it in October at the “iPhone 12”-Keynote finally is that way.
Actually planned earlier
Last reported the Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, that in the past already lovely lay correctly, a sales start for the second half last month. That had communicated Chinese supply chain circles. Allegedly, the AIRTAGs have been planned with the iPhone SE 2020 for this year of year, but it was probably due to the Corona crisis – delays.
UWB makes tracking more accurate
The Apple has now apparently final overwounds. The tags, which are apparently circular, should have more functions than competitive models such as that of Tile. Apple implements next to the standard log Bluetooth Le also said UWB technology. This allows a more accurate to find in an apartment down in the centimeter area. Corresponding hardware requirements are already inserted in individual iPhone models such as the 11 Pro. AIRTAGS are then attached to a purse, a bike or other object that tends to be lost.
iOS 14 also lets foreign apps in “Find My”
He can then be found about Apple “Find My”-App (“my … Find”To). This is to be influenced in the context of IIOS 14 for the first time for third party providers – where Apple’s in-house technology was still allowed to be easily preferred because it is narrowly linked to the operating system. According to Macotakara, the AIRTAGS also work with the new iOS-14 technique app clips – these are mini programs that can also be drawn on NFC tags. In addition to the tracking function, the airtags can also be operated stationary, for example in the context of homekit.