- Leaked images show tracking tag system in ‘Find My’ app
- Users place tag on items and if lost, push a button in the app to activate a chime
- There is also a feature that lets users find the app using their smartphone
Leaked images have revealed a possible feature found within the ‘Find My’ app that combines hardware and software to track ever day items. MacRumors also noted that they can ‘confirm the tags are code named ‘B389′ within Apple’
Just like the leading Bluetooth tags, users place the small device on an item. Users can also see a list of the items that are tagged with the small device
Apple could finally put an end to lost items.
Leaked images have revealed a possible feature found within the ‘Find My’ app that combines hardware and software to track ever day things.
The rumors have suggested that the tracking tag system would use a small, round tag with the Apple logo in the center.
The leaked images were discovered and published by MacRumors that have suggested the new feature is part of the new ‘Find My’ app in iOS 13.
‘The tags will be closely integrated with the new Find My app in iOS 13, which merged Apple’s previous Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps into one,’ Joel Rossignol and Steve Moser with MacRumors wrote.
Apple’s rumored tracking tag system is said to work with the ‘Find My’ app.
Combines the app with a ‘small, circular’ tag that can be placed on everyday items.
If an item is lost, simply press a button in the app and the tag will make noise to help you locate it.
‘Safe Locations’ lets you share the location of your item with friends and family, and ‘Lost Mode’ can be activated if the item cannot be found.
If the item is found by a fellow iPhone user, they can check the tag to find its owner and send an alert through the app.
‘While not available in public betas of iOS 13, the internal build contains a new ‘Items’ tab in the Find My app for tracking the location of personal belongings.’
MacRumors also noted that they can ‘confirm the tags are code named ‘B389′ within Apple’.
The leaked images also give this away, as they state ‘Tag your everyday items with B389 and never lose them again’.
Just like the leading Bluetooth tags, users place the small device on an item.
Users can also see a list of the things that are tagged.
A notification is delivered when the smartphone and tag are separated, as claimed by ‘strings in the internal Find My app bundle’.
If the item is lost, users just tap a button in the ‘Find My’ app and the tag will make a noise to help locate it.
There is also said to be other features to help locate lost items.
‘Safe Locations’ lets you share the location of your item with friends and family and ‘Lost Mode’ is activated if something cannot be found.
If the lost item is found by a fellow iPhone user, they can check the tag to find its owner and send an alert through the app – and hopefully return it to its rightful owner.
‘After digging further into the code, we remain confident that augmented reality will play a role in Apple’s item tracking feature,’ Rossignol and Moser wrote.
‘Like the Pixie Tracker, the Find My app will likely incorporate functionality from Apple’s ARKit platform.’
Apple has also added a 3D red balloon to help users find their item’s location.
Simply ‘Walk around several feet and move your iPhone up and down until a balloon comes into view,’ a string in the internal Find My app bundle reads.
It is believed that the tags will have a removable battery – similar to those found in traditional watches.