• VanMoof S3 and X3 e-bikes now support Find My integration, here's how it works

    13 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple today announced that its Find My network is now open to third-party accessories. In addition to earbuds from Belkin and an item tracker from Chipolo , two electric bikes from VanMoof are also adding Find My integration: the S3 and X3. Here are the details on how it works.
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  • VanMoof E-Bikes Gain Find My Integration as Belkin Prepares to Launch Find My SOUNDFORM Earbuds

    VanMoof E-Bikes Gain Find My Integration as Belkin Prepares to Launch Find My SOUNDFORM Earbuds

    13 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple has a trio of manufacturers lined up with new products that are able to integrate with the Find My app, including Chipolo's item trackers , Belkin's SOUNDFORM earbuds , and e-bikes from VanMoof .
    Starting today, new S3 and E3 electric bikes ordered from VanMoof will be compatible with the ‌Find My‌ app, and will be able to be tracked using ‌Find My‌ right alongside Apple devices.
    Once connected to the ‌Find My‌ app, a VanMoof S3 or X3 bike will be listed in the "Items" tab on the ‌Find My‌ app, and will be trackable should the bike go missing. Items that integrate with ‌Find My‌ can...
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  • Chipolo ONE launching in June as the first third-party item tracker with Find My integration

    Chipolo ONE launching in June as the first third-party item tracker with Find My integration

    13 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple officially opened up its Find My app to third-party products today with the first ones including two e-bikes from Van Moof , SoundForm earbuds from Belkin , and an item tracker from Chipolo. And now we've got the launch details on the new Chipolo ONE Spot that will come with a 12-month replaceable battery, 120dB ring, and more.
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  • Opinion: What's Apple's first-party strategy for Find My accessories?

    Opinion: What's Apple's first-party strategy for Find My accessories?

    13 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Now that Apple's Find My program has officially launched with a range of third-party accessories, we're left wondering what Apple's own plans are for first-party products. AirTags have been rumored for years now, but Apple has just announced a licensed Chipolo tracker. Another accessory introduced today is a pair of black wireless earbuds from Belkin with built-in Find My tech. These obviously compete with AirPods. So what does the future hold for AirPods and AirTags?
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  • Find My's New Third-Party Accessory Support Works With iOS 14.3 and Later

    Find My's New Third-Party Accessory Support Works With iOS 14.3 and Later

    13 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program , allowing compatible third-party accessories to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside Apple devices. The first products that work with the Find My app will include a new Chipolo item tracker , Belkin earbuds , and select VanMoof bikes.
    While it was initially suspected that Find My's third-party accessory support might require the latest software, this is not the case after all. The updated Find My app with a new Items tab is available starting today on devices running iOS 14.3 and later, iPadOS 14.3 and...
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  • Chipolo Announces New 'ONE Spot' Item Tracker With Find My Integration

    Chipolo Announces New 'ONE Spot' Item Tracker With Find My Integration

    13 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Following Apple's official launch of the Find My network accessory program, Chipolo has announced the launch of the new ONE Spot item tracker that is one of the first devices that will be trackable using the ‌Find My‌ app.
    The ONE Spot is designed to work exclusively with the ‌Find My‌ app, and it gives us a closer look at how third-party ‌Find My‌ accessories will work and perhaps hints at what we could see from Apple's own AirTags item trackers that are rumored to be in the works.
    Chipolo's ONE Spot is a simple, round black item tag with a hole at the top to allow it to be attached to...
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  • Apple AirTags rumors find new life as Find My app gets a big update

    Apple AirTags rumors find new life as Find My app gets a big update

    13 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Apple's Find My app to locate devices has been updated to track third-party accessories, which could pave the way for the rumored Apple AirTags.
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  • Third-Party Accessory Makers Can Access U1 Chip in iPhones for Find My

    Third-Party Accessory Makers Can Access U1 Chip in iPhones for Find My

    13 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, which lets third-party accessories integrate with the ‌Find My‌ app.
    Initial ‌Find My‌ accessories from VanMoof, Belkin, and Chipolo will work with ‌Find My‌ using Bluetooth, but Apple is developing a U1 specification for chipset makers that will let third-party devices take advantage of the U1 Ultra Wideband chip built into the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models.
    According to Apple, third-party accessories that offer Ultra Wideband support for the U1 chip will be able to offer a "more precise, directionally aware...
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  • Apple officially opens up the Find My app to third-party accessories

    Apple officially opens up the Find My app to third-party accessories

    13 days ago - By iMore

    It's time to track all the things.
    What you need to know
    Apple has released an update to the Find My app.
    Compatible third-party products can now use Apple's Find My network.
    Belkin, VanMoof, and Chipolo will release the first compatible products.
    Today, Apple introduced a major update to the Find My app that allows third-party products to integrate with Apple's Find My network. The update will allow accessory companies to make products that integrate with Find My and users track those products through the Find My app. According to the announcement, Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof will be...
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  • Apple Announces Find My Network With Support for Third-Party Devices

    Apple Announces Find My Network With Support for Third-Party Devices

    13 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, which is designed to allow third-party Bluetooth devices to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside your Apple devices.
    According to Apple, the first accessory companies to take advantage of the new ‌Find My‌ integration include Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof, with devices set to be available next week.
    VanMoof's newest S3 and X3 e-bikes will integrate with ‌Find My‌, as will Belkin's Soundform Freedom True Wireless Earbuds and the Chipolo ONE Spot item finder. Apple says that additional third-party...
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  • Apple officially opens Find My network to third-party products as AirTags launch looms

    Apple officially opens Find My network to third-party products as AirTags launch looms

    13 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple may not have found the right time to launch its long-rumored AirTags locator products yet, but the infrastructure behind the scenes is expanding today. Apple has officially announced the launch of support for using its Find My network with third-party accessories. Find My has historically been used for locating iPhones, iPads, and other Apple...
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