Leaker says AirTags will get a dedicated app
Per the tipster, the AirTags will display owner information and it would be possible to share them with friends and family. Chances are there will be an upper limit on the number of people it can be shared with. They also claim that the tag system will be able to play sounds, which was already expected.
Before I go um, I remember I promised you all something about AirTag's sounds? Listen with volume here. Thank you everyone for being amazing. I will probably have some more posts hopefully later today. pic.twitter.com/LwbvlxqfSL— Soybeys (@Soybeys) June 18, 2020
It also looks like AirTags will support Augmented Reality and this compatibility would allow them to be used in conjunction with the upcoming Apple Glass to scan a particular place and show lost items on the screen. According to leaked code, floating 3D rendered balloons will help users get to lost devices.
Code discovered in iOS also implies that the AirTags will have a new in-house chip called "R1" under the hood which is based on the same ultra-wideband (UWB) technology as the U1 chip in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The UWB tech would make AirTags more accurate than competing devices like Tile as it would allow for more precise positioning.
The leaker also says that AirTags will feature near-field communication (NFC) for helping with setup.
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