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Apple AirTag Unboxing and First Impressions

Jullian Robin Sibi 6

One thing I don’t really like about Apple product launches is how long they take to arrive in the Philippines. (New iPhones take a month or two after the initial launch to be available in the country.) Nevertheless, I finally get my hands on the Apple AirTag! I initially wanted to get a 4-pack, but I wasn’t sure whether it would be useful for me in the first place. This unboxing and first impressions will show you what to expect with Apple’s item tracker.

There Isn’t Much in the Box.

Apple AirTag - unboxing

Seriously though! There’s not much to see here besides the AirTag itself. It even surprised me that the box was really small. I feel like they could have made the packaging way smaller than it is. Apple probably did this to make the setup instructions on the packaging clearer. Speaking of setup…

The Setup Just Reminds Me of Apple’s Magic.

Apple AirTag - setup

Setting up an Apple AirTag simply reminds me of how easy the setup of recent Apple accessories are. If you’ve used AirPods before, then you know how easy it is to set those up. The AirTag has that as well. (I wish I could set up any kind of headphone or smart thing that easily on iOS.)

The Apple magic even extends to how you manage and find those AirTags! If you have an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro/Max, iPhone 12/12 mini, or iPhone 12 Pro/Max, you can use Precision Finding to look for an AirTag that’s nearby. This takes advantage of Apple’s U1 chip which has Ultra Wideband technology. However, it will send a Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) signal that can be detected by iPhones or iPads if the AirTag’s far enough. It’ll be interesting to try that out in a weird way that will be in my full review!

What About That Tag Holder?

Good question! I wasn’t particularly excited when the AirTag accessories from Apple had the same price or even more! It’s a good thing that the Apple ecosystem enables a world of third-party accessories that are way cheaper! Take this ESR Tag Holder that I got for around P145. It felt cheap to me, but good enough to hold the AirTag in place. I’ll also get back to you guys on this during the review.

That’s it for my Apple AirTag unboxing and first impressions? Anything you’d like to know during the review? Comment down below!

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  1. Sorry for my ignorance, Jules, but the first question that came to my mind when I read your post was “what’s an airtag?” So , I made a little research and found that AirTag is designed to discourage unwanted tracking. “If someone else’s AirTag finds its way into your stuff, your iPhone will notice it’s traveling with you and send you an alert. After a while, if you still haven’t found it, the AirTag will start playing a sound to let you know it’s there.” Hmmm… maybe I can use this for super valuable stuff.

    • That’s basically what it is! I still have to test all the other tracking features and its limitations though. 🙂

  2. It’s actually my first to know about this airtag thing. But it sounds really promising! I hope in time, there’s an Android counterpart for this one since I’m such a forgetful folk. This thing will surely help me find my items faster than usual hahahah

  3. And that’s it??? In a few years time, they’ll really be overtaken by Xiaomi if they keep on coming out with these kind of innovations. Hahahahah

    I’m truly underwhelmed.

  4. Is there an Android version of AirTag? I’m an Apple user, too, but I haven’t been the type who always checks what’s new and I haven’t heard of this until today. Thank you for sharing this, Jul. It’s something I would want to check out some more.

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