What you need to know
- Apple's AirTag tracker is now available to buy and someone already took one apart.
- A 14-minute video shows us everything there is to see inside an AirTag.
Apple's AirTag item tracker has only been on the market for a matter of hours but someone has already taken one apart and filmed the whole thing.
The new tracker, priced at $29 and available now, uses a standard 2032 coin-like battery and we've already seen the thing taken apart. But the Japanese YouTube channel Haruki took things a step further and we can catch the whole thing in glorious technicolor. And 4K, no less.
Check it out.
First spotted by 9to5Mac, the video gives us a good look at what's going on deep inside an AirTag, complete with U1 chip and Bluetooth gubbins. It definitely makes for an interesting watch and it never ceases to amaze how small these kinds of components are. The largest part of an AirTag is very much that 2032 battery I mentioned earlier.
You can order your very own AirTag right now, but we wouldn't recommend taken one of these things apart yourself. AirTag is already looking to be one of the best Bluetooth trackers you can buy and it'd be a shame to break it!
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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.