The Apple AirTags battery life has been unveiled, so let’s get the product explained. How long does the battery last without replacement?
Our devices have long helped keep us connected and the American multinational Apple continues to innovate with its output.
On Tuesday, April 20th 2021, the company celebrated its first big event of the year and shared some exciting news with tech enthusiasts, lending insight into a range of forthcoming products.
Of the products announced, one of the most anticipated is the AirTag, which is schedueld to launch towards the end of April
It has long been rumoured and fans are wondering about the Apple AirTags battery now that it’s officially announced…
Apple: AirTags battery life explained
As highlighted by 9to5Mac, Apple has confirmed that the AirTag boasts “over a year’s worth of battery life with everyday use.”
So, for those interested in ordering, you won’t have to worry about frequently changing the battery.
Additionally, the AirTag features a removable cover that makes it simple for users to replace the battery. The battery it uses is a CR2032; so, that’s just your standard coin cell battery.
Enticing customers, Apple praised the product’s “lightweight design” along with the fact that it’s water, splash and dust-resistant, with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes).
9to5Mac acknowledges that splash, water, and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear.
The AirTag is available to order from Friday, April 23rd 2021 and released on Friday, April 30th, but let’s hear some more about it first…
Apple: What is an AirTag? What is the Price?
While the battery life is a significant selling point, it’s worth addressing what exactly the product is used for and how much it costs.
The BBC notes that AirTags are small disks that can be attached to anything and transmit a Bluetooth signal to a home gadget, whether that’s an iPhone or iPad, to inform the user of their location.
They cost £29 ($29 in US) and work with all devices containing the U1 chip. Yes, that includes the iPhone 11 and later models.
Apple engineering program manager Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada confirmed that the product is designed to “track items not people”.
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