What you need to know
- Apple announced its new AirTag tracker today.
- In response, Tile has released a statement that wonders if Apple will be anti-competitive with it.
Tile is not happy with the announcement of Apple's AirTag.
As reported by TechCrunch, Tile has responded to Apple's announcement of its new AirTag tracking product with a statement that lambasts the company for what it claims to be anti-competitive behavior.
The statement, which was released ahead of the company's hearing with Congress on antitrust tomorrow, says that the company is "skeptical" about AirTag and is worried that Apple will favor the product in ways that is damaging to similar products like Tile.
Apple has been under close scrutiny for antitrust lately and Tile has been one of the biggest voices once AirTag was rumored. Apple has opened up its Find My network and app to third-party products, but it is unclear at this time if Tile plans to integrate its product with that service.
Below is the full statement from Tile CEO CJ Prober:
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