A YouTuber sent an AirTag to Apple CEO Tim Cook — this is what he got back
What you need to know
- YouTuber channel MegaLag sent an AirTag to Apple CEO Tim Cook to see where it went.
- The AirTag was returned to the YouTuber a few weeks later with a letter.
- An AirTag was also sent to Elon Musk but never came back.
We've already seen various people send AirTags through the mail to see where they went, but now someone has sent one home — to Apple CEO Tim Cook. What's more, the AirTag was returned with a letter from Apple.
YouTube channel MegaLag was behind the stunt as spotted by 9to5Mac, with AirTags also sent to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and somewhere in North Korea. The last one simply disappeared, while Musk seemingly didn't care for his gift and it was last seen at a recycling facility. Apple, or more specifically the 'Office of the CEO' was much more impressed.
The full story spans two videos that I've embedded here, but the short version is that the AirTag that was sent to Apple Park did indeed get there before being returned to MegaLag — complete with a letter.
The letter that the YouTuber received thanked them for sharing the details of their project and went on to point out that Tim Cook is very busy. It seems the AirTag never reached his desk, but the fact the AirTag was returned at all is a pretty great ending to the story.
While we wouldn't suggest anyone sends AirTags to people to see what happens, anyone who does should make sure they check out our AirTag deals before they do.
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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.