Guilherme Rambo, writing for 9to5Mac:
Apple also wants users to be able to track any item — not just
their Apple devices — using this new unified app. The company is
working on a new hardware product, known only as “B389” by the
people involved in its development.
This new product will be a tag that can be attached to any item —
similar to other products like Tile. The tag will be paired to a
user’s iCloud account by proximity to an iPhone, like AirPods.
Users will be able to receive notifications when their device gets
too far away from the tag, preventing them from forgetting the
item the tag is attached to. Certain locations can be added to a
list of ignored locations, so that the item can be left at those
locations without the user being notified. The location of a tag
can also be shared with friends or family.
Combining Find My Friends with Find My iPhone (really, Find My Devices) and adding support for Tile-like trackers sounds like a great idea.
Rambo is absolutely on fire lately with these leaks from Apple. Would love to know the backstory on how he’s scoring them.
★ Wednesday, 17 April 2019