iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Enables 'Items' Tab in Find My to Keep Track of Beats Headphones and Third-Party Accessories

Beginning with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, users will be able to keep track of select non-Apple-branded products like Beats headphones and upcoming Belkin wireless earbuds using Apple's built-in Find My app.

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In preparation for the launch of this feature, Apple has made a new "Items" tab visible by default in the Find My app in the third beta of iOS 14.5 seeded to developers today. Previously, this tab was only accessible by toggling a developer setting or by entering the URL scheme "findmy://items" in Safari on an iPhone or iPad, but it now appears automatically for all users running the latest beta.

Apple's long-rumored AirTags item trackers are expected to be managed through the "Items" tab in the Find My app as well.

Similar to Tile, AirTags are expected to help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their backpack or luggage, with users receiving a push notification on their Apple devices when they are separated from a tagged item. AirTags are expected to support Ultra Wideband for improved location accuracy, with helpful augmented reality functionality through the Find My app for locating misplaced items.

Tile is reportedly planning its own Ultra Wideband item trackers to rival AirTags.

(Thanks, IceCool Tech!)

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Top Rated Comments

chucker23n1 Avatar
8 months ago

What “fiasco?”
Just another case of someone reading rumors and mistaking them for announcements.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PinkyMacGodess Avatar
8 months ago
I thought the 'find my airpods' was stupid, until I lost one on a bike ride. It didn't pinpoint the location, but I found the little rascal pretty quickly after I got back to the close area it was.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
8 months ago

The entire AirTags and 'Find My Items' fiasco really seems to me like a product that has internally had a lot of problems and delays. I would bet they are pushing to bring this feature to third parties to prevent more lawsuits of anti-competitive behavior.
What “fiasco?”
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumoore Avatar
8 months ago
The entire AirTags and 'Find My Items' fiasco really seems to me like a product that has internally had a lot of problems and delays. I would bet they are pushing to bring this feature to third parties to prevent more lawsuits of anti-competitive behavior.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
8 months ago
I need a Find my Remote
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
8 months ago
I'd bet anything Tiles has spent a fortune and tons of time to get ready for an anti-trust lawsuit, and it’s all going to be wasted when Apple makes Find My an open API for partners.

I don’t think it was the original plan to open this to 3rd parties, but Apple ran the analysis and the revenue and lock-in was not worth the anti-trust headaches.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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