After years of rumors and speculation, Apple finally revealed the long-awaited AirTag in April 2021. The small circular tag is intended to be attached to items such as keys and wallets, allowing these items to be tracked via Bluetooth alongside Apple devices in the Find My app.
A single AirTag costs $29, and a package of four AirTags costs $99.
The AirTags are directly available from Apple, which does not include the accessories necessary to attach the AirTag to an item. In addition, there are various third-party options, Apple sells AirTag accessories separately.
AirTags Release Date
On Friday, April 23, AirTags was officially launched.
AirTags Design and Engraving
The AirTag is a small button-shaped tracking unit, with a bright white front and an engraving, and silver support that can be customized. In order to connect to one item, airtags are constructed around the CR2032 batteries inside. AirTag measures in diameter of 1.26 cm and is 0.31 cm high or 8 mm high. 0.39 ounces in weight (11 grams).
Up to five letters or emoji characters can be engraved with each AirTag, although several emoji are restricted because of size restrictions. Some emoji strings and phrases are limited by the filtering of Apple's content. For example, you cannot pair a Horse Face emoji with a Poo emoji stack, or use curse words
In the −Find My Title app under the "Post" tab introduced in Apple in iOS 14.3, AirTags are added and managed. Each AirTag is shown in the − My App so that you can see its location on the AirTag like other Apple devices. Bluetooth connects AirTags to your iOS and macOS devices. In each AirTag Apple added an U1 chip, allowing the exact location of the chip to be seen inside or outside of the AirTag or to the last known location. In the house, you can play a sound for a lost AirTag and you can either play a sound using the 'find my application' or ask Siri to find an AirTag with a sound.
If an AirTag is lost or stolen, the Find My network can help you find it. The network uses hundreds of millions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices to locate an AirTag, while the AirTag appears on a map, when the device is located by someone else. When it gets detected by somebody in the Find My Across network, an AirTag will automatically send you notifications and you will be able to enter your contact information so that anybody finding your item can contact you.
Precision Finding, a feature that allows you to view specific instructions on how to reach your lost AirTag is possible on iPhones with an U1 chip that includes the iPhone 11 model and the iPhone 12 model. The find of accuracy combines AR, sound and haptic feedback.
Lost AirTag Return
You can scan with any smartphone equipped with an NFC to collect contact information if you meet a lost AirTag or someone is faced with your lost AirTag.
This works on iPhones and Android devices, so give it a scan to find the owner if you find an item. The AirTag also transmits its location to its owner via the − Find my network if it is in the Lost Mode.
AirTags Battery and Charging
AirTags use a replaceable battery, CR2032, which lasts approximately one year before replacement is required. You can replace the batteries by pressing and twisting the AirTag back panel to display the battery.
If the battery life for your AirTag is low then you will be notified of the replacement of the battery. There is no need or method to charge an AirTag since Apple has designed it with CR2032 batteries that can be changed from users.
Apple has not yet given details about the range of AirTag but the Bluetooth maximum range is about 100 meters so that at least the AirTag can be tracked to that distance. More experiments are required to find more detailed information on the range.
Airtags Water Resistance
The AirTag is water-resistant to IP67 and can withstand water dip up to a meter (3.3 feet) in laboratory conditions for up to 30 minutes. This means that the AirTag maintains liquid exposure from rain or accidental spills.
AirTags Security and Privacy
Every AirTag you have is connected to your own Apple ID and it can be tracked by no other person. The location and location history data are not stored in the AirTag. Devices transmitting the location of the lost AirTag remain anonymous.
If you are picked up from someone else's device, you can see where your lost AirTag is on the map, but you won't know what the person's identity is. Apple doesn't also see where the end-to-end encryption locates AirTags.
AirTags feature uniquely rotating Bluetooth identifiers, which ensure that you'll always be tracked.
Apple AirTag Price in Nepal & Availability
|Object Tracker||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Apple AirTag (1 pack)||$29||NPR 4,200|
|Apple AirTag (4 pack)||$99||NPR 14,200|