The new ‘Find My network accessory’ program will let any company piggyback on Apple’s network for tracking missing items.
In April of 2019, scuttlebutt emerged that Apple was working on a Bluetooth Low Energy gizmo you’d be able to attach to items you owned to help you find them if they went missing. Apparently to be known as an AirTag, this device sounded a lot like existing trackers such as Tile, Chipolo, or TrackR—and remains vaporware. Signs of its existence, however, have continued dribbling out. And last year, the company did merge its Find My iPhone and Find My Friends app into Find My, a new unified tracking service that sure felt like it could be prep work for a future in which you’d use your Apple hardware to track down other things you’ve lost.
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