Troubleshooting ‘Could Not Complete AirTag Setup’ error, effective fixes, and step-by-step guide for setting up AirTag on iPhone.
Two women filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple for illegal airtag tracking incidents, calling the device an “unsafe product.”
Apple has responded to a report that a woman was being tracked by an AirTag device during an after hours event.
Kuo predicts that Apple might develop a second generation AirTag since shipment estimations steadily grows.
Ohio legislation looks to criminalize tracking an individual with an electronic device, such as an Apple AirTag, without someone’s consent.
A family from Columbia, Tennessee stated that they were tracked by an unidentified Apple AirTag for hours at Disney World.
Police in West Seneca, New York, highlighted cases of AirTags being used to stalk women who initially did not know they were being tracked. Local news outlet WGRZ has details and comment from a senior officer.
“A female came in and she got this message notification on her phone that there was an Apple AirTag or device moving with her, so she came to the station,” West Seneca Lieutenant Jonathan Luterek said. Luterek says officers found an AirTag under the bumper of the woman’s vehicle. And just this week, a different woman got the same message on her phone.
“Officers checked over her car pretty thoroughly and weren’t able to locate it. It disconnected shortly after, so at this point it’s really unknown if it was on the vehicle, or if her phone got alerted about something nearby,” Luterek said. Officers do not believe the two cases are connected and say there is no reason to panic, but they do want to raise awareness.
Concerns about incidents such as this were raised when the device was first launched. Indeed, the features that alerted the women were introduced by Apple to reduce the risk. It is still something to be aware of though and important to know what to do if you find yourself in such a situation.
The latest iOS beta offers a new feature in the Find My app. You can use it to learn if AirTags are tracking you without your knowledge.
Apple is always keen to tout its environmental credentials. However, Adam Oram at iMore makes a really good point. If the company wanted to really improve the impact it has on the environment further, it would stop using leather.
One aspect of Apple’s product lineup no one appears to be looking at, though, is the use of leather. Environmentally, leather is extremely damaging, and it’s surprising to me that Apple has not pursued more eco-friendly alternatives. Apple has a long history with leather, having made a variety of accessories. Right now, in Apple’s product lineup, it has several leather items, including iPhone cases, folios, and sleeves, Apple Watch bands, iPad Smart Covers, MacBook sleeves, MagSafe wallets, and AirTag key rings. These are all supplementary to its hero products, but they are often sold as add-ons when picking up a new phone or tablet.