Apple’s AirTags will use removable coin battery

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airtags This is the tiny battery AirTags will use.
Photo: Macrumors

Apple’s upcoming Bluetooth tracking tag will reportedly use the same type of coin battery as its competition, the Tile Pro. Macrumors reportedly obtained information about the unreleased Bluetooth tracker, confirming that the tiny device will be called “AirTag.”

The name AirTags has been rumored since last October when code inside iOS 13.2 was found referencing the Bluetooth tracker. Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported last month that Apple plans to launch the product in the second half of 2020. With the new information obtained by Macrumors we already have a solid idea of how they will work.

Apple AirTags will take on Tile

AirTags will supposedly use a removable CR2032 coin cell battery. Previous rumors claimed they would use magnetic charging similar to the Apple Watch. It appears Apple has settled on a more old school style design, for now.

Replacing the battery requires users to unscrew the back cover and twist it counter-clockwise. The tags will be integrated into Apple’s Find My app, making it possible to track your wallet, keys, luggage, pets or anything else that’s easily lost.

Apple’s AirTags will allegedly have a feature that plays a notification if you moved away from your tags. The tags will also be able to play an alert sound so that it’s easier to find them.

 

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