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Amazon Sidewalk has set a mid-June launch for its Tile partnership, following's Apple's announcement of its AirTag competitor

Apple/Tile Amazon said on Friday its Sidewalk network would add support for Tile Bluetooth trackers on June 14. The partnership was an "obvious choice," CJ Prober, chief executive at Tile, said in a statement. Apple in April introduced its AirTag Bluetooth tracker, a Tile competitor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon Sidewalk will add support for Tile trackers beginning on June 14, the companies said on Friday.The rollout comes a few weeks after Apple introduced its...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Tech, Tile, Amazon Alexa, Tech Insider, CJ Prober, Airtags, Amazon Sidewalk, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK, Apple Tile Amazon, About Amazon


Tile to Leverage Amazon Echo and Ring Devices to Better Compete With AirTags

Amazon today announced that it is teaming up with Tile to add Amazon Sidewalk integration to Tile's Bluetooth trackers. Amazon Sidewalk, for those unfamiliar, is a network of Amazon Bluetooth devices that's designed to improve the connectivity of devices like the Ring and Amazon Echo. Tile will now be joining Amazon Sidewalk, and through this integration, Amazon Echo and Ring devices will be able to extend Tile's network coverage to help Tile users locate their lost items. Tile users will al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Tile, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Bluetooth, CJ Prober, Airtags, Amazon Sidewalk, Leverage Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Tile, Tile Amazon Sidewalk, Amazon Sidewalk Tile


AirTag Precision Finding Interface Includes Hidden 'Developer Mode'

A frustrated AirTag owner has inadvertently discovered the existence of a hidden "developer mode" in the on-screen interface that Find My displays when the Precision Finding feature is activated to help locate one of Apple's item trackers. Precision Finding is a feature that provides users with specific on-screen directions for finding a nearby AirTag. iPhones with a U1 chip, which includes the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 models, can take advantage of the feature, which combines camera input...
Tags: Apple, Reddit, Airtags, AirTags Related Forum


AirTag Anti-Stalking Measures 'Just Aren't Sufficient' Says Washington Post Report

The safeguards that Apple built into AirTags to prevent them from being used to track someone "just aren't sufficient," The Washington Post's Geoffrey Fowler said today in a report investigating how ‌AirTags‌ can be used for covert stalking. Fowler planted an AirTag on himself and teamed up with a colleague to be pretend stalked, and he came to the conclusion that the ‌AirTags‌ are a "new means of inexpensive, effective stalking." Apple's safeguards include privacy alerts to let iPhone users...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Washington Post, The Washington Post, Fowler, Geoffrey Fowler, Kaiann Drance, AirTag, Airtags, Drance


Found a Lost AirTag? Here’s What to Do

Apple's AirTag item trackers are designed to let users track their everyday possessions, such as keys, wallets, backpacks, and so on. If you find an AirTag that's been separated from its owner, here's how you can safely return it to them. AirTags‌ can be tracked by their owners in Apple's ‌Find My app‌, which uses Bluetooth and other Apple devices to locate them. However, if an AirTag isn't nearby and there are no Apple devices in the area in which it's located, ‌‌‌Find My‌‌‌ can only tell t...
Tags: Apple, Nfc, Tap, AirTag, Airtags


12.9-Inch iPad Pro Now Delivers as Late as Mid-July

While the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is set to launch in the second half of May, orders placed today are estimated for delivery as late as mid-July on Apple's online store in the United States — some two months later. The new 11-inch iPad Pro is faring better so far, with some configurations available for delivery in the last week of May. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR Display with mini-LED backlighting, providing higher brightness and improved contrast ratio, but Apple s...
Tags: Apple, United States, iPad Pro 12.9, Airtags


Apple AirTag review: The best tracker that can leverage billions of smart devices

If you're an iPhone user, this item locater can't be beat.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Airtags


How to Factory Reset an AirTag So Someone Else Can Use It

When you set up an AirTag, it's automatically associated with your Apple ID, which means it's linked to your ‌Apple ID‌ and can't be used by someone else unless you reset it. Resetting can be as simple as removing an AirTag from your ‌Apple ID‌, by following these steps: Open the Find My app. Tap on the AirTag that you want to remove by choosing its name from the list. Swipe upwards to bring up the full AirTag settings. Tap on "Remove Item." Tap on "Remove" and then tap agai...
Tags: Apple, Featured, AirTag, Airtags, AirTag Press


AirTag Owners Bemoan Inability to Let Others Track Their Items Via Family Sharing

Apple's new AirTag item trackers have been making their way into the hands of customers since Friday, and while the company has tried to describe the ways that they can be used to find lost items, many users are still surprised and disappointed to learn that the location of an AirTag can't be shared with other family members. On the face of it, sharing the location of an AirTag via Apple's Family Sharing feature should be a no-brainer, since individual members in a Family Sharing group can us...
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AirTag Removable Battery Sparks Child Safety Concerns

More than a week following their international debut, Apple's AirTag item tracker is now facing child safety concerns about its replaceable battery. AirTags feature a standard replaceable CR2032 coin-cell battery that Apple says can power an AirTag for an entire year. The battery in an AirTag can be removed by pushing down and twisting the AirTag's back-plate, a fairly straightforward and easy process. However, the easy battery replacement process has prompted concerns that a child could acc...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Reddit, Gizmodo, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Gizmodo Apple, Gizmodo Australia, Airtags, Officeworks


AirTags Removable Battery Sparks Child Safety Concerns

More than a week following their international debut, Apple's AirTag item tracker is now facing child safety concerns about its replaceable battery. AirTags feature a standard replaceable CR2032 coin-cell battery that Apple says can power an AirTag for an entire year. The battery in an AirTag can be removed by pushing down and twisting the AirTag's back-plate, a fairly straightforward and easy process. However, the easy battery replacement process has prompted concerns that a child could acc...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Reddit, Gizmodo, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Gizmodo Australia, Airtags, Officeworks


iFixit Shares AirTag Teardown Revealing 'Impressively Compact' Design Compared to Tile Mate and Galaxy SmartTag

iFixit has shared the first of its two-part series in tearing down Apple's AirTag item tracker, revealing that Apple had to make impressive design decisions to achieve its small design, including rethinking the speaker layout. For comparison, iFixit compared Apple's AirTag to the Tile Mate and the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag. Compared to the competition, AirTag is the smallest in size, with the most internal space used to house the battery itself. One notable design difference is AirTag's lack of...
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iFixit Shares AirTags Teardown Revealing 'Impressively Compact' Design Compared to Tile Mate and Galaxy SmartTag

iFixit has shared the first of their two-part series in tearing down Apple's AirTags items tracker, revealing that Apple had to make impressive design decisions to have achieved its small design, including rethinking the speaker layout. For comparison, iFixit compared Apple's ‌AirTags‌ to the Tile Mate and the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag. Compared to the competition, ‌AirTags‌ is the smallest in size, with the most internal space used to house the battery itself. One notably design difference is ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Power, Airtags


Top Stories: iOS 14.5 Released, AirTag Launch, New iMac and iPad Pro Pre-Orders

After nearly three months of beta testing, Apple this week finally released iOS 14.5, the company's biggest update since the iOS 14 launch last September. One of the main new features included in the update is support for AirTags, Apple's item trackers that also finally became available this week some two years after their existence first leaked. Apple this week also began taking orders for its new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV models, although they won't be shipping until the latter half of n...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Siri, Bloomberg, Intel, Top Stories, Waze, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, MacRumors YouTube, Ming Chi Kuo, Siri Remote, MacBook Pro MacBook Air, Airtags, AirTags Apple


How to Use Precision Finding to Locate an AirTag With iPhone 11 and iPhone 12

Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've set up an AirTag and attached it to an item, you can track said item in the ‌Find My‌ app, should you misplace it. ‌Find My‌ uses Bluetooth signals from a lost AirTag to relay its location back to its owner. Apart from Bluetooth, however, each AirTag is also equipped...
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How to Put an AirTag in Lost Mode

Apple's AirTags are small, coin-shaped devices that can be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. ‌AirTags‌ can be tracked using the Items tab in ‌Find My‌, and just like your Apple devices, if one should become lost, you can put it in Lost Mode to locate it. If an AirTag is nearby, it will connect to an Apple device over Bluetooth to relay its location, and there's even a Precision Fi...
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Hands-On With Apple's New AirTags

After years of waiting for the AirTags to debut, launch day is finally upon us and ‌AirTags‌ are now in the hands of customers. We got our ‌AirTags‌ in the mail today and thought we'd share a hands-on look for those who are still waiting for their orders or debating whether ‌AirTags‌ might be useful. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. As you probably know by now, ‌AirTags‌ are small, coin-shaped Bluetooth item trackers similar to Tile that you're meant to put on item...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Belkin, MacRumors YouTube, AirTag, Airtags


How to Locate an AirTag in Find My on iPhone

Apple's AirTags are small, button-shaped devices that are designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets to allow these accessories to be tracked using Bluetooth right alongside Apple devices in the Find My app. If you've just set up a new AirTag, you'll want to know how to track it so that you can locate the attached item, should you misplace it. If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 14.5/iPadOS 14.5 or later, you can use the ‌Find My‌ app to locate a missing AirTag that's linked to ...
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ElevationLab Launches 'TagVault' AirTag Holder

ElevationLab today debuted the TagVault, which is the most protective AirTag holder that we've seen to date. Priced at $12.95 for one or $29.95 for a pack of three, the TagVault is a two piece AirTag holder that screws together to offer total protection for an AirTag. The two halves come apart, the AirTag is situated in the middle, and then four screws hold the TagVault together. According to ElevationLab, the TagVault is waterproof, but it is worth noting that the AirTags themselves have an...
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Packaging Reveals Apple Was Preparing to Ship AirTags as Early as 2019

AirTags, until their official announcement earlier this month, had remained one of the most rumored Apple products of the last few years. Initial reports about an Apple item tracker began to surface in 2019, and in the entirety of the two years that followed, ‌AirTags‌' release seemed to be constantly imminent. Last week, FCC filings revealed that Apple began seeking regulatory approval and certification for ‌AirTags‌ in 2019, with testing taking place in the second half of the year. Now, as ...
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It's Possible to Drill a Hole Through an AirTag

Unlike a Tile or some other item trackers, Apple's new AirTag does not have any holes or openings for attaching it directly to a keychain, forcing customers to purchase accessories like a leather key ring for this purpose. Interestingly, though, MacRumors forum member smythey has proven that it is without breaking it, allowing for a string or a thin key ring to be fed through the opening. The result doesn't look very cosmetically appealing, but smythey said the AirTag seems to function norm...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Getty Images / Blue Origin Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. You can soon buy tickets to space with Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin. The company announced its plans to start selling rides on its New Shepard rocket, an experience that's predicted to cost around $250,000. A look at what we know so far.2. A fleet of custom Tesla taxis are hitting New York City in May. Brooklyn startup Revel is launchin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Microsoft, New York City, Disney, Samsung, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Austin


AirTags and Purple iPhone 12 Models Start Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

It's April 30, aka AirTags launch day, and customers who purchased ‌AirTags‌ or a purple iPhone 12 from Apple when orders went live last week are now beginning to receive their new devices. Apple fans in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences, and are now sharing photos and first impressions on social media networks. @MacRumors ‌AirTags‌ and accessories starting to arrive in New Zealand pic.twitter.com/vVbh7DPc3m— Kimbal...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Australia, United States, New Zealand, North America, Apple Stores, Middle East Asia Europe, Airtags, Kimball Fink Jensen, Apple Following New Zealand


AirTag Orders Moving to 'Shipped' Status for More Customers

AirTag orders are beginning to be marked as "shipped" for more customers on Apple's online store around the world, with most deliveries set to begin arriving to customers on Friday, April 30 launch day. A few lucky customers already received their AirTag orders earlier this week, providing us with a closer look at the unboxing experience. Priced at $29 each or $99 for a four pack, users can attach an AirTag to personal belongings like a wallet, keys, purse, or backpack and then keep track of...
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AirTag vs. Tile Buyer's Guide

AirTag is Apple's newest product line, a small round disc used to track items using the Find My app. Yet Apple is not the first to offer item trackers of this kind. Tile has been making Bluetooth item trackers for almost a decade and is now AirTag's main competitor. As the two leading item trackers share a number of key features, it may not be immediately obvious which is better for your personal use case. Our guide answers the question of how to decide whether AirTag or Tile is best for you. ...
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AirTags Arriving Early to Some Customers

AirTags aren't set to officially launch until Friday, April 30, but some customers have mistakenly received their ‌AirTags‌ shipments already. MacRumors reader Johnny sent us a series of photos of his ‌AirTags‌ that he already has in hand, giving us a look at the packaging and a real-life look at the ‌AirTags‌ themselves outside of reviews. Apple first unveiled the long-awaited ‌AirTags‌ last week. They're priced at $29 each, with a pack of four available for $99. ‌AirTags‌ connect to an i...
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First AirTag Orders Shift to 'Preparing to Ship' Ahead of April 30 Launch

AirTag pre-orders only went live on Friday, but some customers who placed orders have already seen those orders shift over to "preparing to ship" status over the course of the weekend. Orders that are preparing to ship are no longer able to be canceled, and soon those orders should be able to be tracked using methods like UPS My Choice and track by reference number in the United States. The first customers who ordered on Friday will see their devices arriving on Friday, April 30. Priced at $...
Tags: Apple, United States, AirTag, Airtags


Apple Began Preparing for AirTag Regulatory Approval Nearly Two Years Ago

FCC filings for Apple's newly released AirTags have revealed that the Cupertino tech giant began regulatory testing and preparing to seek regulatory approval for the product nearly two years before they were officially announced. A series of documents submitted to the Federal Communications Commission indicate that AirTag underwent testing for official certification between July and November of 2019. Despite testing being conducted in mid-2019, official reports for regulatory certification w...
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Apple's new AirTags will compete with Tile's family of Bluetooth trackers - here's how they stack up

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple/Tile Apple AirTags and Tile trackers are both compact Bluetooth trackers that help you find lost items. Tile devices support iOS and Android, and they come in a few different sizes starting at $25. AirTags cost $29 and integrate with Apple's Find My network, but they only work with iPhones and iPads. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky AirTags (small) Pro (small) Apple announced its much-a...
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AirTags Available for Purchase on Amazon, Best Buy and More

Shipping estimates for Apple's AirTags are already slipping in to May directly from Apple's site, but third-party retailers are also offering ‌AirTags‌ and it's possible orders could ship out close to the ‌AirTags‌ release date. ‌AirTags‌ can be preordered on Amazon, and while it mentions the ‌AirTags‌ release date of April 30, it does not seem to guarantee a delivery date. "Order now and we'll notify you by email when we have an estimated delivery date for this item," the site reads. Best B...
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