Apple AirTags are finally receiving favourable press coverage. In an effort to curb car theft in the nation’s capital, police in Washington, D.C. are distributing free Apple AirTag trackers.
Apple AirTags are finally receiving favourable press coverage
The mayor has introduced a new programme to help those who have been victims of vehicle theft. Those who live in the affected areas can attend a series of events to claim their free Apple device.
Because AirTags rely on Apple’s extensive Find My network of devices, there’s a good chance the automobile will be found much faster. Users can track the AirTag on the Find My app and get notified if it appears in the network. Naturally, the mayor believes the police will not be able to enter that location.
And because it’s thought that gangs are involved in this type of deception, D.C. investigators believe they can solve many instances. “What we know is that individuals involved in this type of criminal activity frequently commit multiple offences, and a single arrest can help bring closure to multiple cases,” DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said this week (via DCist).
The D.C. effort is modelled after a similar scheme in the New York area, which Major Eric Adams says aided in the relocation of stolen vehicles. That’s all there is to it. After all that bothersome stalking, AirTags are in the news for a good cause.
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