Apple releases a revised version of a previous AirTag firmware update
What you need to know
- Apple has released a revised version of an AirTag firmware update that was made available last month.
- Firmware 1.0.276 has a new revision out but we don't know what has changed.
Apple has released a revised version of the 1.0.276 AirTag firmware that it released last month.
The update, spotted by 9to5Mac, carries a different build number to the one that arrived lat month – but the firmware version remains 1.0.276. That would suggest that something minor has changed here, although we don't know for sure what that might be.
It isn't currently possible to tell which version of this AirTag firmware release you have installed so you have no way of knowing if you have build 1A287b or the old one – 1A276d.
Users cannot force an AirTag to carry out an update and the whole process is managed automatically via an over-the-air mechanism. AirTags are very similar to AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max in that regard. The only suggestion would be to keep your AirTag and iPhone relatively close by overnight and hope the magical update process does its thing.
Apple's AirTag item tracker has been around for a few weeks now and has been largely well-received after an initial privacy backlash. Apple has since tweaked its AirTag privacy features to deal with concerns about the potential for the tracker to be used during stalking.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.