Apple Bluetooth Tracker has design and more details exposed in iOS 13 files

Apple Bluetooth Tracker has design and more details exposed in iOS 13 files

Just yesterday, we talked here about the evidence (found in the code of iOS 13) that pointed to the future release of a possible bluetooth tracker Apple's this, a Tile-like device that would use Ma's offline tracking technology to locate objects like wallets, purses, keys and more through the new app. Search.

For he gave us no other: the MacRumors he got his hands dirty (or rather the files on an internal version of iOS 13) and found even more details about such an accessory besides a supposed design for it.

The system contains an image (or illustration) of the tracker that gives an idea of ​​its look: we are talking about a circular, white device with a centered apple. There is no way we know the size because there is no other object to compare, but it should be very small (maybe a little bigger than a coin).

Possible Apple Bluetooth Tracker

Other codes found indicate that the device will be powered by a replaceable battery (probably that of a circular clock battery), and the system will issue a notification when the battery level is low, with instructions to replace the component.


In addition, the findings of the MacRumors confirm that the tracker has all its operation based on the Search app. In the team-reviewed version of iOS 13, the app has a new tab, called “Items,” which lists your tracked objects and offers a number of options such as quickly locating them or activating an alert, which will make the tracker issue a sound. If you don't have any items configured, the app will display the image below:

Tab Illustration

Apple also offers some additional options. If you lose any of the tracked objects, you can activate a “Lost Mode” on it; As a result, if another iPhone user approaches the object, his smartphone will receive a notification and he will be able to see your contact information to return your belongings to you. There is also a “safe locations” setting, useful for objects that are usually in a specific location. If the item comes out of this “fence”, you will get a notification.

As we talked about in the last article, it is likely that Apple will also add high doses of augmented reality to the Search app. In this new exploration, the MacRumors found that the company adopts a red balloon (al, Pennywise) to help the user locate a lost object one of the elements found in the code is a phrase that says “walk around a few meters and move your iPhone up and down until you see a red balloon ”. The balloon will be used to indicate where your object is.

Red balloon used to find objects in the app Search

It is good to note that the internal version of iOS 13 reviewed by the June report, so some of the details described here may have changed in recent months. As always, salutary to wait until an official presentation before we get excited about anything.

Still, the evidence is very concrete. Do you intend to use Ma's new accessory when (or if) it is released?