In case you’ve been patiently waiting for the Apple AirTag, your prayers have finally been answered. The AirTag can finally be pre-ordered. You can pre-order the Apple Object Tracker for $ 29.99 per pop. However, we recommend using the 4-pack bundle, which costs $ 99 and saves you a good $ 30 on accessories. And believe me, you will need an accessory because the AirTags lack a keyhole that allows them to be attached to items like a bag or your pet’s collar.
Get the 4-pack and save a good $ 30 on accessories
The AirTag can currently be pre-ordered from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and the official Apple Online Store. However, if you pre-order them from Apple.com, you can have them engraved with your name or an emoji at no additional cost. When it comes to accessories, you can purchase both first-party and third-party accessories from the Apple Store and other online retailers such as Amazon.
Pre-order Apple AirTag from Amazon
Pre-order Apple AirTag at Best Buy
The official AirTag accessory from Apple
When you access the device itself, the AirTag pair will be paired with your Apple device via Bluetooth, but it must be running iOS 14.5. Setup and all location tracking take place in the Find My app. However, if you have an Apple phone with a U1 chip inside, the pairing process is pretty straightforward. Just bring the two devices close or tap on them. The pairing prompt will appear on your phone screen.
While location tracking is based on Bluetooth, the U1 chip in AirTag also enables a more precise positioning experience thanks to a function called Precision Finding. It is based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology and shows you an AR overlay with directional and audio assistance on a compatible phone (read: iPhone 11 and 12 series only) to help you find your lost item.
Would you like to learn more about the AirTags? Read everything you need to know about Apple Object Tracker in this article. And in case you missed Apple’s Spring Loaded event earlier this week, check out this Pocketnow review video to see everything that was announced. It starts with a meme and has solid settings too!
I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years, having worked with names like NDTV and Beebom in the past. Leaving the latest news aside, I’ve checked out my fair share of devices that range from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I’ve also interviewed tech managers and appeared as a presenter on YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets.