Again in January, we noticed just a few promotional photographs for third-party AirTags equipment from each Nomad and Spigen’s Cyrill brand, and whereas Apple’s merchandise trackers have but to launch, we’re now seeing extra indicators of comparable equipment beginning to present up within the wild.
MacRumors has additionally obtained a pair of photographs of 1 notably fascinating set of straps that our supply says are fabricated from an identical materials because the fluoroelastomer Apple makes use of for its Apple Watch Sport Bands. The band design seems to have a snap closure to safe the AirTag and a brief leash with a gap on the reverse finish to permit the strap to be secured to an object to be tracked.
A picture of a really comparable however not similar design has been shared on Weibo at present by leaker UnclePan (via DuanRui). This design seems to depend on the elasticity of the strap slightly than a snap to carry the AirTag in place.
The rising variety of third-party AirTags equipment comes simply forward of Apple’s “Spring Loaded” occasion tomorrow, though it is nonetheless unknown whether or not the accent will make an look on the occasion. The primary hints of AirTags surfaced in leaked code two years in the past, they usually’ve but to be formally unveiled, however info on them is clearly circulating amongst accent producers.
Apple’s infrastructure to help AirTags is already in place, as the corporate earlier this month launched its Find My network accessory program that lets third-party gadgets like Belkin earbuds, Chipolo merchandise trackers, and VanMoof e-bikes be tracked proper within the Find My app.
AirTags are anticipated to work in precisely the identical method, besides with Extremely Wideband U1 chip help that might permit for better accuracy than normal Bluetooth and even an augmented actuality expertise to assist direct you proper to a misplaced merchandise.