Apple AirTags releasing in New Zealand on April 30 from $55

Apple announces its AirTags are releasing in New Zealand on April 30 and will cost $55.
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Apple has announced the details around AirTags, its rival to Tile tracker devices, which can be used to find lost items like car keys and wallets.

New Zealanders can pre-order AirTags from April 24 before they hit shelves on April 30 with the launch RRP of $55 for one or $189 for a four-pack.

The announcement of AirTags has long been rumoured, but the product was finally revealed during an Apple livestream on Wednesday morning the company called 'Spring Loaded'.

Several other new products were announced at the event including iMac and iPad Pro models powered by Apple's own M1 silicon, a purple colour for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini, the latest Apple TV 4K streaming box and a premium podcast subscription service.

Apple showcases Precision Finding with AirTags.
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AirTags are small, circular tags that each come with a built-in speaker, accelerometer, Bluetooth LE and IP67 water and dust resistance.

Apple says their replaceable batteries should last for a year.

The devices can be easily added to the Find My app where each can be assigned a name like or "handbag" or "house key".

Then when those items are misplaced, users can track them down using a feature Apple calls 'Precision Finding'.

Of course, AirTags will only work for people with another Apple device - specifically an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 14.5 or later, or iPad running iPadOS 14.5 or later.