New details about an upcoming Tile-like item monitor from Apple have been revealed in the code of iOS 13. Rumors of this feature being developed into iOS 13 have been surfacing since last June when the Find My app was first introduced at WWDC. Now, based on another report, there is an even better idea of what Apple’s tracking system may look like.
A test of the iOS 13 code revealed a picture of “a small round tag with an Apple brand in the center.” Also, there’s a brand new “Items” tab in the Find My app, likely for monitoring things with the tags.
The report describes a system in which users be notified if they are separated from their tagged item; then can use the app to make the tag buzz a ringer. That is similar to the best way Tile and other third-party item trackers today work. A more unusual feature for Apple’s implementation, although, is the use of the augmented reality that can assist users in finding their lost object after scanning the area using their iPhone.
The first references for the rumored tag were reported in June when it was spotted in the first beta of iOS 13. Nonetheless, following the brand new leaks, it looks even more likely that Apple can be offering its item tracking system alongside its new software program.
There’s a good possibility that more details will be unveiled during Apple’s September 10th event when the newest iPhone and Apple Watch models will be announced.