Apple launches AirTag, a $29 coin-sized tracker that helps you find lost things
If there’s ever one tech gadget that I absolutely must-have, the new Apple $29 AirTag is a product I would buy. Apple’s AirTag is a coin-sized iPhone accessory that provides a private and secure way to easily locate the items that matter most with Apple’s Find My app. The AirTag will be available beginning Friday, April 30.
Announced this week, the $29 AirTag ($99 for a pack of four) is a tiny metal tracker that you can attach to a keychain, drop in a bag or snap onto your luggage to keep track of those items. The AirTag works by using a Bluetooth signal to tap into a network of about a billion Apple devices in the world, like iPhones and Macs.
With AirTag, you can keep track of your keys, wallet, luggage, backpack, and more, all in the Find My app. Play a sound on the built-in speaker, or say “Hey Siri, find my gym bag.” With select iPhone models, Precision Finding can lead you right to your nearby AirTag.
Whether attached to a handbag, keys, backpack, or other items, AirTag taps into the vast, global Find My network1 and can help locate a lost item, all while keeping location data private and anonymous with end-to-end encryption.
“We’re excited to bring this incredible new capability to iPhone users with the introduction of AirTag, leveraging the vast Find My network, to help them keep track of and find the important items in their lives,” said Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPhone Product Marketing. “With its design, unparalleled finding experience, and built-in privacy and security features, AirTag will provide customers with another way to leverage the power of the Apple ecosystem and enhance the versatility of iPhone.”