This was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind when I heard about the devices. I am not sure what Apple can do to prevent abuse. It might be possible if someone finds one of these in their car or backpack that doesn't belong to them, that it might be possible to trace it back to the phone / Apple ID that it is registered to. That would certainly discourage (but not completely prevent) abuse. Another possibility is that the device may make an audible sound if someone activates it so they can locate it and that would give away the fact the AirTag has been slipped into somewhere it doesn't belong.How about people that are not members of your family but you want to track? You just need to hide one in the car, or some bag etc.
I am not an Apple shareholder. This will sell for sure. But I am yet to see why this one is different from the other similar products in the market. If I were a shareholder thinking long term, I could be worried that Apple is diluting the brand. And Apple's shares, despite going up, suffered a hiccup at the end of last year/beginning of this year. The shares of Apple's main competitors (Microsoft, Google and Amazon) are growing faster and more steadily in the last two years.Yawn, same old criticism yet their share price keeps going up.
I don’t own AirPods but I thought there was a “Find my AirPods” feature? Or maybe I’m misremembering.Would LOVE to place one on the back on my AirPods. My first pair from 2016 were lost on my way to the car wash. Never seen them since.
Though I’m more careful now, I’d still like to get one for a peace of mind.
Having looked into beacons and power usage for a "dead" iPhone still outputting a beacon, I then moved onto looking at the coin cell beacons and the battery life.Suppose these will need to charge up via a Qi pad? Otherwise, they will be battery sucking monsters.
Maybe time to short sell some Tile stocks?RIP Tile. If these work as expected (using any nearby iPhone) then their coverage will be almost laughable by comparison. Here's hoping the Apple pricing team can keep it in their pants.
I should really eBay my unopened pack of Tiles. 🤔
It works, well for the first generation I’m assuming, if you had opened the case or used the AirPods within the last 24 hours. The last known location is recorded.I don’t own AirPods but I thought there was a “Find my AirPods” feature? Or maybe I’m misremembering.
Fascinating! I never knew that’s how it worked. So sorry you lost your AirPods though — that sucks.It works, well for the first generation I’m assuming, if you had opened the case or used the AirPods within the last 24 hours. The last known location is recorded.
In my case, I did not use my AirPods the day that I lost them so the Find My feature was useless in that case.
Thanks. It took another 4 months for the replacement to arrive lol. This was back when AirPods were in high demand. Now I’m more careful about them, but the AirTags or whatever they will be called should give me a peace of mind.Fascinating! I never knew that’s how it worked. So sorry you lost your AirPods though — that sucks.
This is the best comment on the netHopefully I can use this to track my cheating horse of a wife.