At its “Spring Loaded” event on Tuesday morning, Apple finally unveiled its AirTags gizmos for locating the stuff in your life that always gets lost. Things such as your keys or your suitcase.
AirTags use Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra Wideband technology to connect back to Apple’s Find My service. You can assign an AirTag to an item and give it a default name such as “Keys” or “Jacket” or make up your own name. Then you can use the Find My app to find that item—anything that you can attach the quarter-sized tag to. For an item that’s nearby, a feature called “Precision Finding” will tell you how far away it is, and in what direction.
The tags have a replaceable battery that lasts a year. They also have a little speaker on board to sound an alarm. And, through a partnership with luxury-good maker Hermès, you can attach the tag using a stylish leather tag holder.
AirTags had been casting about in the Apple rumor mill for a long time,…