AirTag Includes U1 Chip for 'Precision Finding' Feature

Apple's long-awaited AirTag was finally unveiled today, and as expected, the small circle-shaped accessories can be attached to items like wallets, keys, and more to allow them to be tracked in the Find My app.

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As was rumored ahead of release, each AirTag is equipped with a U1 chip, and on devices that also have U1 chips, there's a Precision Finding feature.

U1 Ultra Wideband chips are included in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, with Precision Finding able to more accurately determine the distance and direction of a lost AirTag when it is in range when compared to Bluetooth alone.

If you're aiming to find a lost item and you have an ‌iPhone‌ 11 or 12, Precision Finding will direct you to your lost AirTag using input from the camera, ARKit, accelerometer, and gyroscope, with guidance provided through sound, haptics, and visual feedback.

It will display very specific directions to get you right to where your lost item is located, which has the potential to be handy if you lose something like your keys somewhere in your home.

AirTags that are separated from their owner and out of Bluetooth range will take advantage of the ‌Find My‌ network, which uses Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs. The ‌Find My‌ network can detect Bluetooth signals from a lost AirTag and relay the location back to its owner.

Each AirTag is priced at $29, with a pack of four available for $99. ‌AirTags‌ can be purchased starting at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on April 23.

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Top Rated Comments

jumanji Avatar
21 months ago
they should at least include one standard with the Apple TV remote
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
21 months ago
Who’s putting those airtags into the kids lunch boxes, bag pack, shoes?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beryllium Avatar
21 months ago
I wonder if this Precision Finding software, or any other, would alert the owner if the AirTag is getting far from the owner, like when a theft happens.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
21 months ago
One big problem I forsee with this is that using the feature will be so much fun I'll burn up the battery in my AirTags in the first month. :)
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SBlue1 Avatar
21 months ago

Can I just interject here and say something no one seems to be talking about!! The airtag IF stolen, will alert the thieve if he has an iPhone that there is a tag tracking him. So he can dispose of it and keep my wallet. How is this a good idea?? I understand the need for privacy but seriously if I wanted to track someone I can just buy something on Amazon to do it. This makes no sense if someone actually wants to rob me?!?!
That's my problem as well. I would like to use them to protect something like my bicycle. A thief will be notified there is a tracker inside and will just find it and discard it. Wtf??
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bazooka-joe Avatar
21 months ago
The nice thing is that they are discounted in the employee discount store. £88 for four
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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