Apple updated its "Find My" application with the announcement of macOS Catalina and iOS 13 in June earlier this year. The company expanded its focus on security, providing users with the easiest way to track their lost MacBook or iPhones, even when they are turned off. Well, it is said that Apple is working on a Tile-type tracking accessory that will expand in its "Find My" logic and offer users a way to track their personal belongings.
Rumors that Apple works on a tracking accessory have been circulating on the Internet for quite some time. Signs that something similar is in process were discovered in April earlier this year, but since then evidence has been found in the internal versions of iOS 13.
The tracker is codenamed B389, as first reported by MacRumors that detected text strings in iOS 13 code hinting at the nature of this accessory . B389 is expected to be used as a label for other items, since its purpose is defined as "label your everyday items with B389 and never lose them again."
These tags will be synchronized with the updated Find My application, which will see the addition of another category called Items. A new tab for it has been detected in an internal version of iOS 13, which means that you can soon track and locate your personal belongings using this new accessory and the Find My application.
Other chains in the code are suggesting a notification system that will make it intimate when it has moved away from a tagged item, not applicable to items marked with a "Safe Locations" tag. You can choose to have the tag begin to emit an audio bell to locate the missing item, which is an update on the simple but useful functionality of Tile.
What is impressive is the fact that if you mark an item as lost and say that another Apple user finds it, you can see the owner's contact information. You can send them messages and call them to inform them that someone has found your products. There is no information on how this function will work, however, it sounds quite useful and great.