Apple AirTags: What You Need to Know

Apple’s new Bluetooth based tracker’s deceptively simple design hides impressive utility

An Apple AirTag. (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

Hello Tab

Apple AirTags have no moving parts, just circuitry and a CR2032 battery inside. (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)
AirTags are small and thin enough to go almost anywhere. (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)
The AirTag setup is this simple. The phone recognizes the AirTag (left). You name it (center) and then register it (right).

The Find My connection

The FindMy Items screen (left) shows you where your AirTagged items are. On the right is the Lost Mode interface. (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)
The steps of Find My helping me find my backpack.

Far from home

Apple AirTag Loops like these are sold separately. The one on the right is a (Product) RED loop, which means a portion of the proceeds go to help raise awareness and funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS.
AirTags slide right into the loops. (Credit: Lance Ulanoff)

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