11 May 2020
There had been some strong pieces of shreds of evidence on the existence of the AirTags in the past but what now has surfaced, is actually making everything look more believable. Well, Apple just accidentally confirmed the existence of the AirTags in a How-to video on its channel on YouTube. This caught the attention of sleuths over at Appleosophy and the site managed to take some snapshots as well as later the video was pulled back by Apple.
We still don’t know how the AirTags product looks like but this inadvertent incident has just confirmed its presence, at least. In the video “How to erase your iPhone,” Apple instructs to turn off “Find my iPhone” as part of the process. And, below to this page, on the same Settings page, another option, labeled with “Enable Offline Finding” can be seen with a brief description, stating “Offline finding enables this device and AirTags to be found when not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.” This directly confirms that the rumored AirTags does have an existence and it could launch soon.
AirTags is essentially a Tile competitor that aims to track your lost belongings with the help of Bluetooth connectivity. The AirTags will have deep integration with iOS, including within its “Find My” app. The tags will show up in a new “Items” tab allowing you to keep track of items. The previous report on AirTags has spotted placeholder images that suggested the AirTags could be small, circular white tags.
It is currently unknown when this new product will be launched but we believe it can happen soon. Apple is still eyeing to launch its new hardware products, including MacBook Pro, iMac, and more at the end of this year, so we may see it coming during the same time period, or Apple may launch it before, like the new iPad Pro.