iOS 13 code shows how #apple’s Tile-like location-tracking tag should work


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New details about an upcoming Tile-like item tracker from Apple have been uncovered in the code of iOS 13. Rumors of this feature being built into iOS 13 have been circulating since last June when the Find My app was first announced at WWDC. Now, according to MacRumors, we have an even better idea of what Apple’s tracking system might look like.

An examination of the iOS 13 code revealed an image of “a small circular tag with an Apple logo in the center.” In addition, there’s a new “Items” tab in the Find My app, presumably for tracking things with the tags.

MacRumors describes a system in which you’ll be notified if you’re separated from your tagged item; you can then use the app to make the tag create a sound. This is similar to the…

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