A screen capture involving the iOS 13 Search application brought details about a new product from Apple, possibly called “Tags”, which will allow you to locate objects other than iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and AirPods. The leak was obtained by MacRumors from a development version of the system.
The “Items” tab reveals a product codenamed B389, which would be a tag with a Bluetooth connection to be attached to belongings such as key chains or bags. The screen says: “Track your everyday items. Identify your everyday items with B389 and never lose them again ”.
According to MacRumors, users could place the tag in Lost Mode, similar to iOS devices. If an iPhone user passes close to the item, he will be able to see the owner’s information and contact him via call or message. The owner could still play a sound on the tag to aid discovery.
In addition, it is possible to share the location of objects with family members and others. There would also be a “Safe Places” mode, in which users would not be notified if the object is in previously authorized locations.
iOS and macOS create community Bluetooth network
It is very likely that the Apple tag will connect to the new Find app, which uses Bluetooth to find devices even if they are disconnected from the internet. The technology creates a kind of community network between Apple devices to locate even other people’s equipment. The novelty is already present in iOS 13 and will also be available on iPadOS and macOS 10.15 Catalina.
The references of this product have been known since April, when the Brazilian Guilherme Rambo revealed 9to5Mac Apple’s plans to create a device along these lines Tile Keychain. In the first beta version of iOS 13, it was possible to confirm this through details hidden in the system, including an image of a prototype used for testing.
With information: MacRumors.