In an effort to combat unwanted tracking, Apple has revealed numerous future modifications to its AirTag product. AirTags, which cost $29 each and were released in April, allow users to track personal belongings like keys, wallets, handbags, backpacks, and baggage via Apple“Find My” app. People with criminal intent may be utilising the devices to follow other people — or their vehicles — through “AirTag stalking,” according to police authorities.
While Apple admits that AirTag abuse is “rare,” the company has been collaborating with law enforcement to seek down and prosecute anyone who participate in unwanted tracking. A serial number is assigned to each AirTag, and connected AirTags are linked to an Apple ID. In response to a legitimate subpoena or request from law enforcement, Apple can give the paired account details.
Other AirTag software updates coming later this year include earlier unwanted tracking alerts when an unknown AirTag or Find My network accessory is suspected of travelling with users, louder alert tones, and a display alert for cases where it is difficult to hear or when AirTag speakers have been tampered with.