During the Apple Spring Loaded held this spring, Apple proposed the AirTags, a tool that continues to arouse curiosity and to be one of the most requested products of the year. Slightly larger than a two-euro coin, they were appreciated by the most careless even if there was no lack of criticism and concerns for those who fear for their privacy.
But what are they specifically and what can they be used for? Let's see it together in this article.
The AirTags launched by Apple this spring continue to be one of the most requested products; as big as a button, with an elegant design in stainless steel and with a neat appearance, like everything that comes from the house of the bitten apple.
In essence, these devices are nothing more than small Bluetooth trackers which, by exploiting wireless technology and the potential of Apple's “Where is” network, allow you to always be located. The appearance is simple and elegant, they weigh only 11 grams and have a diameter of 32 millimeters which means that they can be applied, even using colored straps, laces and key rings, to everything we want to be sure is always under our control. .
The configuration is not complex at all. Once the AirTag has been taken out of the package, simply pull off the protective plastic tab: this will ensure that the battery is put into operation. At this point the only thing to do is to bring AirTag close to your iPhone or iPad, which will immediately recognize the new device. and will allow you to register it on your Apple account and give it a name so you can find it more easily.
Actually the AirTags do not have an integrated battery, so they do not recharge but, once exhausted, you will have to replace the small lithium battery. Doing so is really simple.
You have to press down on the steel cover and rotate until it is unlocked. At this point you can remove the cover and the battery and insert the new 3V CR2032. Once the new one is inserted, replace the cover, making sure the three tabs on the cover align with the three slots, and rotate clockwise.
One of the major concerns that raised this product was that it could be used illegally or violate users' privacy. In reality, Apple has not been found unprepared for criticism and everything has been created in order to protect the privacy of its users.
Apple explains that in the accessory there is no data on the positions in which it is gradually found, the communication with the network Dov'è takes place in an encrypted manner. Therefore, only those who own that specific Airtag are able to have access to the data, and only if the legitimate owner has put the Airtag in lost mode it becomes possible to read it with an NFC device. Basically, not even Apple knows the location of the individual drives it helps to find.
Another concern was the stalking issue. What happens if a person inserts the device to check and verify the location of a person who is unaware of it? This is where another feature comes into play, what Apple has called anti-stalking.
When we have an AirTag that does not belong to us and that has not been registered on any of our devices, a notification will be sent to our iPhone informing us that “a found AirTag is moving with you”. This happens both if it is not paired with our iPhone and if it is not paired with a device that is nearby, such as the same room or the same train car. When this pop-up appears, clicking on the notification can make it sound so that it can be identified immediately.
Now that we understand what they are and how they are used, we can move on to their function. For those who never remember where they put things and risk constantly losing keys and documents, they can certainly be a salvation: but what other objects can they be used for?
Let's see together a small list with the most common uses.
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