Apple Inadvertently Confirms AirTags in a Now-Deleted Video

Yolanda Curtis
April 6, 2020

Apple might be known for its secrecy when it comes to details regarding upcoming devices, but it's not really ideal and can make some mistakes here and there.

The video, with its AirTags reference, was spotted by Apple blog Appleosophy before Apple was able to remove the video from YouTube. The video, "How to Erase Your iPhone" offers a tutorial on how to reset an iPhone to factory settings.

TF International securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, best known for accurately predicting upcoming Apple devices, expects the company to launch AirTags in the first half of 2020.

This is not the first time we've seen references to this unreleased product.

Tile joined Sonos and other tech firms in a hearing before Congress back in January to explain why large tech companies like Apple and Amazon are harming competition in the industry. Here's how the video got to that point. During the process, users are instructed to navigate to the "Find My iPhone" menu to turn it off before moving ahead with the process.

As mentioned above, the term "AirTags" can be seen beneath Enable Offline Finding, which is beneath Find My iPhone.

Recently, a report revealed that Apple might launch its AirTags at WWDC this year. According to screenshots from before the video was yanked from the channel, Apple shows a demonstration that pulls up the Find My screen that displays an "Enable Offline Finding" option to enable "the device and AirTags to be found when not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular". Stay tuned for more details as they come.

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