Apple’s AirTags will use removable coin battery

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This is reportedly the tiny battery AirTags will use.
This is reportedly the tiny battery AirTags will use.
Photo: MacRumors

Apple’s upcoming Bluetooth tracking tag reportedly will use the same type of coin battery as its competition, the Tile Pro. MacRumors reportedly obtained information about the unreleased Bluetooth tracker, confirming that the tiny device will be called “AirTag.”

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The AirTags name surfaced last October, when code inside iOS 13.2 was found referencing the Bluetooth tracker. Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported last month that Apple plans to launch the product in the second half of 2020. The new information obtained by MacRumors gives us a solid idea of how the trackers will work.

Apple AirTags will take on Tile

AirTags supposedly will use a removable CR2032 coin cell battery. Previous rumors claimed they would use magnetic charging similar to the Apple Watch. However, it appears Apple settled on a more old-school design for now.

Replacing the battery AirTags requires users to unscrew the tag’s back cover and twist it counter-clockwise. Apple will integrate the tags into the Find My app, making it possible to track your wallet, keys, luggage, pets or anything else that’s easily lost.

Apple’s AirTags reportedly will pack a feature that plays a notification if you move away from your tags. The tags also will be able to play an alert sound, making it easier to find them.