If the rumors are true, Apple could be close to launching a new accessory called AirTags that would be the company’s response to object trackers using Bluetooth.
Now, a tweet from Josh Constine, former TechCrunch editor, has revealed some hidden features in Apple’s “Search” app that could give us a clue as to how AirTags might work.
Assuming the rumors of AirTags location tags are true, it makes sense that they are used through the iOS “Search” app, as we’ve already heard.
According to Costine, there appear to be sound files in the app that are tagged in such a way that they suggest that depending on how close or far you are from the device you are tracking, different sounds will be played.
This will let users know if the thing is “hotter” or “cooler” when trying to find the device to which the AirTags are connected.
Of course, these files may not be related to AirTags and maybe for the iPhone / iPad or AirPods, which also have a “Search” feature, but it makes sense that they apply to AirTags.
One of the ways AirTags will differentiate themselves from the competition is that they use ultra-broadband technology. Compared to normal Bluetooth, this allows for a more precise location of objects. The technology has already been incorporated into the latest iPhones, so we are all impatiently waiting for the company to launch the accessory.