Apple has released a software update for AirTags following concerns that it could be used to track people secretly.
AirTags debuted in April and were promoted as a way for people to track their belongings.
But critics believe that this one-size-fits-all tracker can easily be used to track and monitor a user’s location in real time.
After the update, AirTags will issue a signal if they are away from the user’s iPhone during 8 to 24 hour intervals. Once they are near the iPhone AirTags will automatically update.
When Apple launched them in April the company said they were designed to prevent users from being tracked. The device is so small that it can be placed in a bag or pocket of a jacket raising concerns about its misuse.
If an iPhone detects someone else’s tracker but is following it, it will display a warning. Android phone users do not receive such warnings. / PCWorld Albanian