Apple AirTag: What is it, how to use it, and how much in the Philippines?

Published April 26, 2021, 9:07 AM

by Lionell Macahilig

Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag is one of the new products Apple officially unveiled at the recent Spring Loaded event.

It launched along with the new iMac and iPad Pro models powered by Apple’s M1 chip.

The AirTag is a small accessory designed to help users track and find personal valuables with the Apple Find My App.

Whether it’s a tiny key or a large suitcase, AirTag can help users locate the item while keeping location data private and anonymous through encryption.

Every AirTag has a small, stainless steel exterior, and can withstand dust and water, thanks to its IP67-level protection.

Within, the AirTag is equipped with an Apple U1 chip that leverages Ultra Wideband technology which supports Precision Finding for iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.

Ultra Wideband enables users to determine the direction and distance to a lost AirTag within range.

Precision Finding utilizes data gathered by an iPhone’s camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, and other sensors to guide users toward the AirTag.

How to Use Apple AirTag?

Apple AirTag is packed with a replaceable battery and an integrated speaker that releases sound to facilitate tracking and locating lost items.

Using an AirTag is simple. You can simply put it inside your bag or pocket, or use it with Apple accessories, such as the Polyurethane Loop, Leather Key Ring, and the Leather Loop, which are sold separately.

Once set up, the AirTag will appear in the Find My’s new Items tab where users can see the current or last known location of the missing item.

AirTagged items within a user’s Bluetooth range can use Find My to make the AirTag produce sound to facilitate tracking.

Users can also ask Siri to find the lost item with an AirTag and the device will release a sound to indicate that it is within range.

An AirTag outside an owner’s Bluetooth range is tracked down by the Find My network which currently has nearly a billion registered Apple devices.

Lost AirTags can be set to Lost Mode and owners are notified once it has been located on Find My or within range.

A lost AirTag can be tapped on an iPhone or any NFC-enabled device, even if it’s an Android smartphone, and be directed to a website showing the registered contact number of the owner.

Apple AirTag Price in the Philippines

AirTag is available as individual units and in packs of four for P1,690 and P5,790, respectively.

Customers can also personalize AirTags by having them engraved with text and emojis for free when they order online via the Apple Store app or the Apple website.