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Apple's new AirTag item tracker will be available to order starting this Friday, April 23 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, and it will begin arriving to customers on Friday, April 30. Priced at $29 each or $99 for a four pack, users can attach AirTags to personal belongings like a wallet, keys, purse, or backpack and then keep track of the location of those items in Apple's built-in Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Ahead of AirTag orders beginning tomorrow, Apple has provided some YouTube channels and media outlets with an early look at the item tracker. We've rounded up some unboxing videos and first impressions below.

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For more in-depth impressions, read our AirTag review roundup.

Article Link: Watch: AirTag Unboxing Videos and First Impressions
 
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Naitch316

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I'd love to understand more about how this unwanted tracking works in practicality. If I leave some luggage with Airtag attached in a friends car and they drive off with it, will it start beeping?

I'd hoped to use AirTag to track on my young child's (v expensive) medical equipment that he needs to take into school. Looking at this I don't think I'll be able to do that....

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EdT

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Just my opinion: too big, and too expensive. I have things I wouldn’t mind tracking but many are smaller or not much bigger than the tracker itself.

Can it be used as a pet tracker? That might be something that it wouldn’t be too big or too expensive compared to what is on the market right now.
 

Serban55

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I'd love to understand more about how this unwanted tracking works in practicality. If I leave some luggage with Airtag attached in a friends car and they drive off with it, will it start beeping?

I'd hoped to use AirTag to track on my young child's (v expensive) medical equipment that he needs to take into school. Looking at this I don't think I'll be able to do that....

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dacreativeguy

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Great idea, of course (Tile has been selling them for many years), but Apple is shameless at their money grab. They are forcing customers to spend at least $10 more for a holder because they couldn't be bothered to include even a cheap one or put a hole in the thing. I was an early Tile user, but gave up after they required you to buy a new one every year. Until the prices become more reasonable, these are one of the best products most people will never buy.
 

pischu12

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+ 10 - 15 years ..... millions & millions of airtags in landfills ; the smaller things get I can't but help to think it'll be harder to keep track and recycle them ...... :/ Promise - not being negative ... just a thought
 

GDF

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Great idea, of course (Tile has been selling them for many years), but Apple is shameless at their money grab. They are forcing customers to spend at least $10 more for a holder because they couldn't be bothered to include even a cheap one or put a hole in the thing. I was an early Tile user, but gave up after they required you to buy a new one every year. Until the prices become more reasonable, these are one of the best products most people will never buy.
Tile will not be able to compete. There product does not come close to what Apple is offering. Think about if you lose something, you have a mammoth network of Apple devices ping the network to help you find. Tile is in trouble.
 

seinman

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Tile will not be able to compete. There product does not come close to what Apple is offering. Think about if you lose something, you have a mammoth network of Apple devices ping the network to help you find. Tile is in trouble.
You're absolutely right, if they continue offering the product and app they currently offer. Or, they utilize the new third party tracking capabilities of Find My, undercut Apple on price, and remain competitive. They've got a choice here, let's see which way they go.
 

robjulo

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Tbh, I didn’t mind them so much other than René’s “interview”, which just felt like another marketing pitch.
And that is the problem. It's the same people all the time who get the product. Give me some unbiased feedback on the product. I am likely buying a four pack tomorrow, but would like to know strengths, weaknesses etc before I buy. Not an "unboxing" by a youtube "personality" that I do not trust because they make their living saying nice things about Apple.
 

Rce84

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Great idea, of course (Tile has been selling them for many years), but Apple is shameless at their money grab. They are forcing customers to spend at least $10 more for a holder because they couldn't be bothered to include even a cheap one or put a hole in the thing. I was an early Tile user, but gave up after they required you to buy a new one every year. Until the prices become more reasonable, these are one of the best products most people will never buy.
Apple isn't forcing anyone to buy anything. For most people, they would stuff this in a backpack or wallet where they would be inconspicuous. People may elect to buy something for their keychain or on luggage, and yes Apple's offering for those are over priced and lacking in options (no black holders, seriously?) But other companies have already put out their own holders and they're much more reasonably priced. Apple also has a battery that can be changed out, and I think many people are overlooking that benefit.

Apple deserves scrutiny when they rush a product out as they have in the past. AirTags doesn't seem to be one of those products, however.
 

Idec50

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They sound interesting but what am I supposed to track? My keys and wallet are always near my phone. My car parking location is remembered by my phone. My phone’s location can be seen by other devices. Really scratching my head here, folks.

What I need is the opposite: Find My X. Find the sun-dried tomato basil pesto at the grocery store. That kind of thing, or just that, last night.
 

Idec50

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No but if you travel and your airline loses your luggage, a tracker could come in handy when Delta gives you the run around.
OK now that seems like a good thing to track assuming it doesn’t have some interference. Might have to wear a hazmat suit to work for the airline though.
 

Lucifer666

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Time will tell. But you really only need one for your car fob and keys. Of course, there are other really good uses.

So funny to see the negatives here. If you don't need it, you are lucky. Some of us need something like this. Others may need it A LOT.
 
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DotCom2

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Tile will not be able to compete. There product does not come close to what Apple is offering. Think about if you lose something, you have a mammoth network of Apple devices ping the network to help you find. Tile is in trouble.
But Tile has Amy Klobuchar on their side. (wink wink)
 

Serban55

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They sound interesting but what am I supposed to track? My keys and wallet are always near my phone. My car parking location is remembered by my phone. My phone’s location can be seen by other devices. Really scratching my head here, folks.

What I need is the opposite: Find My X. Find the sun-dried tomato basil pesto at the grocery store. That kind of thing, or just that, last night.
if some one steals your bag, car etc...hide 1 airtag into your valuable belongs
 
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katbel

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Is it easy for a thief to find your bag with airtag and reset it for his/her personal use? So you loose both bag and airTag...oops
 
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