With an aim to increase the security of an iPhone, Apple is soon expected to combine its Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps, to form one app in an iPhone.
As reported by 9to5Mac citing unnamed people close to the matter, Apple will launch a unified app, codenamed GreenTorch. It will come with the existing two iPhone apps, along with the new Find My Network app, which will allow users to track the device even if it is not connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi.
It is also suggested that engineers are currently testing the new app at Apple.
The new single app will allow users to share their location with family and friends and get location sharing requests as well. In addition to this, users will be able to find devices (including AirPods) with the help of the app.
A Tile Tracker-Like Hardware
Furthermore, Apple is also expected to launch a new product, currently codenamed B389. The device is expected to be a tag, much like the Tile Tracker, which can be hitched to any device (even non-Apple devices) to track if lost.
The new product will be linked to users’ iCloud ID, and they will receive a notification if the device goes out of the proximity of Apple devices.
As for the functionality, users can store their contact information in the tag and mark specific locations as ignored locations so that the tag won’t notify users of those places.
Additionally, the tag will come with a lost mode for users to find it easily when the mode is enabled.
The Tile-like tag device by Apple would mean a new security system by the company, allowing users to track both their Apple and non-Apple devices with ease.
However, other details remain unknown. Additionally, there is no word on when exactly Apple will come out with the new app and the feature. But it is likely to be released either during WWDC 2019 or along with the 2019 iPhones in September.