When Apple launched its device tracking accessory, the AirTag, it did so to plenty of fanfare. It was just one more Apple-branded device that was designed to help with everyday tasks. However, since the accessory's launch there has been a lot of concern about stalking and property theft. Apple has added features to help alleviate some of those issues, but now the company is going one step further with a dedicated user guide to help smooth over some of the wrinkles.
The Find My network is one of the most helpful utilities Apple offers. And it became even better when the company introduced the ability for third-party companies to tap into that same feature. One of the first was Chipolo, which introduced the ONE Spot item tracker last year. And now the company is back with another tracking device.
A redesigned pair of AirPods Pro with lossless audio support is apparently in the works, with the ability to track and locate a new charging case via Apple's Find My app.
Apple has a tendency to shift industries, and usually that's a good thing. However, in one particular case, it appears that one of the company's newest products are being associated with something that isn't so great: car thefts. Which is surely a little frustrating, considering Apple was getting plenty of flack for not being the first to market with a small device used to track devices.
To help prevent unwarned AirTag tracking, iOS 15.2 lets you scan sneaky AirTags that might be planted on your person or in your car to secretly track you.
On October 1, Apple released iOS 15.0.1 to the public. It was a minor update in the grand scheme of things, even if it did add some important fixes. And now Apple's back with another minor update for its popular mobile operating system.
Way back in June of this year, when Apple first introduced iOS 15, one of the features baked into the software was better support for Find My integration with both AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. However, by the time iOS 15 was ready to launch to the public (back in September), that feature did not make the cut. Now, a little over two weeks later, it's finally here.
Earlier this month, Apple began selling a brand new iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe. This accessory is a lot like the previous version of the leather wallet, except for one thing: Find My support. It's built right into the wallet, making it possible to track it with the Find My app and network.
With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you get time-sensitive left behind notifications if you leave your Apple devices, AirTags, and other Find My-supported accessories accidentally at unknown places. This is possible thanks to the separation alerts you receive after enabling Notify When Left Behind in the Find My app.
It is a helpful, new feature to ensure you do not walk away forgetting your expensive devices and items. Let us show you how to set up and use Notify When Left Behind in the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Plus, if you are annoyed by it at your house or known places, we also have the steps to turn it off for all or selected locations.
Support for the Find My network feature for the AirPods Pro earbuds and AirPods Max over-ear headphones is delayed and won't launch alongside iOS 15 today, Apple has confirmed.
As is pretty typical for an Apple event, the people on stage have a tendency to bury some new product announcements in the shadow of the larger announcements. For example, this time around it's the unveiling of a brand new leather wallet option for the iPhone lineup, at leas those that support the MagSafe feature.
I've been toying around with AirTags since they came out a few weeks ago, and I was impatient to try the only third-party alternative available at this time: the Chipolo ONE Spot. Chipolo is one of only three companies that have been approved by Apple at this time to be part of the Find My network. Out of the three, it's the only company that has built an item tracker similar to AirTag. So if you're in the market for an item tracker that works with the Find My app, your options are either the Apple AirTag or the Chipolo ONE Spot.
With that said, the folks at Chipolo sent me a ONE Spot for review ahead of their official launch later in June. This post will essentially be a Chipolo ONE Spot review and a direct comparison with AirTag.