Joe Rossignol and Steve Moser for MacRumors:
Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their keys, wallets, and backpacks, according to an internal build of iOS 13 seen by MacRumors.
The internal build contains an image of the accessory that suggests it will be a small, circular tag with an Apple logo in the center, similar to many other Bluetooth trackers. The image could be a mockup or placeholder, however, so the final design of the tag may vary at least slightly.
This image looks similar to one shared by 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo, who was first to reveal Apple’s plans for this product in April.
MacRumors can confirm the tags are codenamed “B389” within Apple, and there are many strings that are a dead giveaway as to what this product’s purpose will be, such as “tag your everyday items with B389 and never lose them again.”
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.
MacDailyNews Take: For bikes, suitcases, backpacks, keys… the list of things we’d like to track via Apple’s Find My app is long!
So we could have 3 or 4 of these things on us each everyday let alone the potential billions that would surround us in various things.
Will they all form a neural net?
Didn’t MDN recently publish an article recommending Bluetooth be turned off? I guess BT is way too widespread now.