Apple’s upcoming Tile-like tracking device will reportedly be officially marketed as ‘AirTag.’ The tags will be powered by a removable CR2032 coin cell battery which are also found inside the Tile Pro.
Removing and replacing the battery in the AirTag will require one to remove the back cover using a screwdriver and then open it by twisting it counterclockwise. It is unclear how long the AirTag will last with the CR2032 battery, though the Tile Pro lasts for about a year so battery life should be in the same ball park. To initiate the pairing process, users will be required to pull a tab on the battery to activate the AirTag. They will then need to bring it close to an iPhone and iPad for the pairing process.
The AirTag has leaked quite a few times over the last few months. References to them have been found in iOS 13.x builds. Apple was initially expected to announce the AirTag in October or November, but that did not happen. Rumors now point to the tracking tags being announced in the second half of this year. The tags will make use of the U1 chip inside the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro series to offer accurate indoor positioning which will come in handy to track your lost or misplaced items that have the tag attached to them. The tags will also be able to play a chime so that you can easily find them. They will integrate with the Find My app on your iPhone or iPad.
Are you looking forward to Apple announcing the AirTag?