Apple today released a firmware update for its newly introduced item tracker AirTag. The new firmware update 1.0.291 with build number 1A291A comes two months after the company released its last AirTag update 1A276D.
We have seen multiple uses cases wherein AirTag helped people recover lost items. This time around, a Portland-based lawyer has used AirTag to track items belonging to homeless people. With the help of Apple’s AirTag, the lawyer proved that city contractors illegally thrashed items belonging to the homeless.
Apple has warned AirTag users not to use batteries that are coated in bitterant. The company claims that doing so could cause the AirTag to stop working. Replaceable coin-sized CR2032 batteries power AirTag.
Apple’s newly launched AirTag has become an instant hit. Uses have recounted stories on how AirTag helped them find their stuff. William Liu tells the story of how AirTag helped him track his wallet on the New York City subway system a day after it went missing.
Earlier this year, Apple finally pulled the wraps from much-awaited AirTag. Ever since then, there have been multiple privacy concerns regarding Apple’s item tracker. Apple has released a new privacy focussed update for AirTag and is also working on an Android app.
Security researchers, YouTubers, and DIY enthusiasts seem to be having a great time with Apple AirTag. Recently a YouTuber showed how AirTag can be turned into a thin wallet that fits into your pocket. Meanwhile, a security researcher hacked AirTag and successfully modified its NFC URL. This time around, security researchers have used AirTag’s Find My network to send messages without Apple’s knowledge.
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