AirTags Seem To Be A Growing Headache For Apple

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    Most people haven’t heard of AirTags, the location tracking device that was launched by Apple the previous April. While the company has marketed them as a way to monitor one’s essential belongings like wallets and keys, it is quite easy for someone else to be checking in on their location as well.

    Considering Apple sells them for an accessible $29 apiece, one can understand how it can slowly turn into a headache if not regulated properly. And when Sam, an individual who resides in Brooklyn got a notification that someone with the location tracking device had tracked her location- she was justifiably scared. What was worse- the notifications also included a map that had a red line showing exactly where Sam had just walked. 

    Apple’s AirTags Can Be A Nuisance For Society

    After she called a friend for advice, she finally figured out what to look for, a circular, silver-white chip a little over an inch wide, which is how Apple usually markets AirTags. Sam recalled that she started going through all of her stuff, her bag, her jacket everything in order to find out that tracking device.

    But incidentally, she didn’t find anything unusual. When her friend asked her to change her clothes and go back outside her apartment building, she could still see the red line tracking her movements. She and her friend both examined her phone case, but still found nothing. 

    Quite scary- isn’t it? As it stands, women across the country have been reporting similar incidents to local news and the police in an attempt to raise public awareness that the AirTags can be hidden in personal belongings and cars. And this can be done without the knowledge of the person. The stories have been shared all over social media platforms- which includes TikTok, Twitter, and Reddit. 

    While there are other companies that also make tracking devices, Apple’s AirTags are the most powerful of the lot. The tracking device from Apple uses Bluetooth technology and other people’s iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks- hundreds of millions of devices- to ping location signals back to the person who owns the location device.

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