The iPhone company is working on a new feature in iOS 13 that will allow users to tag and keep track of their everyday property in tandem with Apple’s tracker tags. The new report comes from MacRumors, who share new screenshots of the upcoming feature this week.
The image below purports to show an upcoming addition to Apple’s new ‘Find My’ app, with a new tab for ‘Items’ where the current tab has only ‘People’ and ‘Devices’.
As per the report and earlier rumours, the device will work with an as-of-yet unannounced Apple Tag. These tracker tags will be small, unobtrusive Apple-branded devices that you can place on whatever you’d like. When used with the Find My app, you’ll be able to track them wherever they are. For people who are always losing their wallet, backpack, keys, Apple’s tracker tags and Find My feature sets would make a lot of sense. IOS users will be able to designate a safe zone which would prevent the ap from pinging you if the tag and the associated item are in those locations. if a device is lost, you’ll be able to set it on a lost mode and other iOS users will be able to notify you via your selected contact information should they find it.
It is also similar to Tile, an existing product which does much of the same albeit for cross-platform users. It’s not yet clear when Apple will launch this device, but a rumoured MacBook refresh in October may just be the ideal stage.