According to the support page, AirTags in the lost state is capable of being read by NFC-enable Android and iOS devices. The AirTags function by tapping in the Find My network on iOS devices. The trackers feature Apple's U1 chip which allows the latest iPhone 12 models to get directions to its precise location.
The AirTags are priced in India at Rs 3,190 for a single unit and Rs 10,900 for four units. Pre-booking starts on April 23 and the sale starts on April 30.
“Tap and hold the top of your iPhone or NFC-capable smartphone to the white side of the AirTag. Tap the notification that appears. This opens a website that provides information about the AirTag, including its serial number,” the Apple support page reads. “If the owner marked it as lost, you might see a message with information about how to contact the owner. You can view a Lost Mode message on any NFC-capable smartphone, such as an iPhone or Android phone.”
AirTag features unique Bluetooth identifiers that change frequently which helps prevent users from being tracked from place to place. When the Find My network is used to locate an offline device or AirTag, everyone’s information is protected with end-to-end encryption. No one, including Apple, knows the location or identity of any of the participating users or devices who help locate a missing AirTag.
AirTag has also been designed to discourage unwanted tracking. To discourage tracking without your knowledge, Find My will notify you if an unknown AirTag is seen moving with you over time. An AirTag that isn't with the person who registered it for an extended period of time will also play a sound when moved so you can find it, even if you don’t use an iOS device.