After a lot of rumors are seemingly “delayed” launches, just a few days ago, Apple’s AirTags were officially announced. The accessory, much like other tracking accessories, can be used to keep track of things like keys, your bags, and so on, but what about using it to track your kid’s whereabouts, or maybe your pet?
In an interview with Fast Company, Apple was quick to shut down that idea. During the interview, the publication floated the idea of how parents could use the AirTags to track their kids, or even use it as a way to keep track of their pets, but Apple’s VP of worldwide iPhone product marketing Kaiann Drance swiftly reminded us that that’s not what the accessory was designed for.
According to Drance, the AirTags was designed to track items/objects and not living beings like children or pets. This is why the company has introduced privacy and security features into the AirTags to prevent them from being used as a tracking/spying/stalking tool. For example, the AirTags will make a sound if it has been separated from its owner for 3 days.
Also, for those who use iPhones, the smartphone will be capable of detecting the presence of an unidentified AirTag. According to Drance, parents who want to keep an eye on their child might be better off using an Apple Watch with Family Setup instead.