The official name of Apple’s Bluetooth tracking tiles leaked online on Thursday and Apple only has itself to blame.
Apple published a new iPhone support video on YouTube the educates customers on how to erase your iPhone that made reference to ‘AirTags’ that have been rumored to be coming down the product pipeline since last year.
Fresh iOS 14 leaks that surfaced on Monday reveal Apple’s plans to bring new notification triggers and an augmented reality mode to the Find My app.
The improvements could give users the ability to get an alert when a contact doesn’t arrive at a specific location by a certain time. They could also make it easier to track down lost Macs and iOS devices.
Police arrested an alleged iPhone thief after the device’s rightful owner used the Find My app to track down the missing handset.
A 21-year-old Madison, Wisconsin, resident left a bar on Sunday, only to notice that her debit card, driver’s license and iPhone X were missing, according to WKOW. When her card was used later, she visited the location of the purchase — and managed to get surveillance footage of the suspected thief.
Apple’s “Find My” app was used by police in Australia to track two men from the air in a dramatic police chase, following an iPad stolen during a home invasion.
The Sydney Morning Herald notes that 29-year-old Vaatoa Chang and 36-year-old Jonas Montealegre carried the iPad with them as they switched stolen cars. The pursuit, which took place February 4, lasted for two hours.
Apple security chief Ivan Krstic will be returning to the Black Hat security conference this summer to discuss iOS 13 and macOS Catalina — as well as the security protections in Apple’s new Find My service.
The 50-minute talk, titled “Behind the scene of iOS and Mac Security,” will take place on August 8. Krstic describes it as the “first public discussion of several key technologies new to iOS 13 and the Mac.”