Apple AirTag Announced at The Apple Event 2021

Apple finally held its long-awaited Apple Event 2021 where we have seen a new iPad Pro with 5G and Silicon M1 chip. A new Purple color for the iPhone 12, and many new features on iOS 14.5. But now let’s talk about the accessory that has been fueling rumors since October 2020: Apple AirTag.

The company made official this AirTag which is here to compete with Samsung’s Smart Tag. However, with a higher price and more accessories. The look of the AirTag is quite minimalist. It basically works as an object tracker that works with the iOS Search app and Apple’s U1 chip, which can pinpoint where they are accurate.

“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.”

Apple AirTag in Action

See how it works in the video below:

In its design, we have stainless steel and IP67 resistance with an integrated speaker to assist in locating the device. In addition, the cover is removable so that the user can change the accessory’s battery. According to Apple, the battery can last for more than a year.

AirTag’s measurements are 31.9mm in diameter, 8mm thick, and only 11 grams in weight. They can also be personalized with emojis and initial letters when purchasing them on the official website.

To work, AirTag uses a Buscar network, which synchronizes with other Apple devices, whether they are iPhone 11 or 12, which have ultrawideband technology. If any stranger finds your lost AirTag, an alert is issued on your person’s phone via NFC so that they can access the Apple website and contact you.

In addition, AirTag sends you a warning if any search-compatible device finds or is near it.

Apple AirTag connects with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Apple AirTag connects with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Image: Apple)

Apple AirTag Compatibility

The Apple AirTag’s compatibility is limited to devices with iOS 14.5 or higher, as it even uses augmented reality features to guide the user to it.

AirTag Accessories

Speaking of accessories, we have the leather keychain for AirTag which costs Rs. 3,590 and can be used to attach it to keys, bags, and backpacks, for example. It is available in 3 colors: black, brown and red (Product) RED.

Pricing and Availability

Apple AirTag comes to the Indian market for Rs. 3,190 with free engraving. Customers can order AirTag beginning at 5:30 PM on 23 April.

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