Find my AirPods

Now available in iOS 10.3 beta. Not a moment too soon.

I’ve already dropped my AirPods in the snow several times. Retrieving them isn’t easy. Once I needed a sifter and a trowel.

More close calls: Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber with hoodie and at the Post Office. The Wall Street Journal‘s Joanna Sterne in her pants and a purse pocket.


  1. William Kortum said:
    Apple bought a company awhile back that was working on very local Bluetooth tracking for the purpose of helping merchants figure out what aisle you were shopping in. It would be nice if they could adapt that technology to find lost items as well. I lost my Fitbit pedometer about a week ago. My Fitbit finder app said the device was near, but I still couldn’t find it. After five days, I checked the Fitbit app to see if the device still had a charge and discovered it had been recording close to my usual activity without my being aware of it. Using that hint, I found the Fitbit in one of my sneakers.

    January 24, 2017
  2. John Kirk said:
    Apple is very consistent. Wait until an integrated solution is available. Introduce the pieces one by one. Tie all the pieces together in one seamless experience.

    It amazes me how much criticism Apple gets. Not every company should be an Apple, but every industry needs a company that attacks problems the way Apple does.

    January 24, 2017
  3. Robert Paul Leitao said:
    The Apple AirPods are extraordinarily well designed and in my uses a highly functional iPhone accessory. The attractive sleek, curved case can create some challenges. An evening last week week I drove four miles back to my office in a mild panic concerned I had misplaced my AirPods. When I exited the car I noticed they had been under my left leg during what was then my first effort to go home for the night.

    January 25, 2017

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