During the California Streaming event, Apple announced new cases and accessories for the iPhone 13 lineup.
In addition, the company revealed a new MagSafe wallet that now integrates with the Find My app and network with five new color options.
Apple’s location tracking service recently expanded with the addition of AirTag, and the company is now apparently working on some versions of the same functionality in its low-tech accessories.
This may sound like AirTag offers continuous tracking. But the company’s description suggests something simpler.
And the new leather iPhone wallet with MagSafe is designed with both style and function in mind. It’s the perfect way to keep your identity and credit cards close at hand. It now supports Find My, so you’ll be notified of your wallet’s last known location if it’s separated from your phone.
The company does not explain how this happens via the product page. But it’s possible that what happens is that your iPhone indicates that the MagSafe magnet is connected or not connected to your phone.
The iPhone plays a small animation when the MagSafe product is attached. So it wouldn’t be hard to imagine it indicating a GPS location in Find My when you unplug the MagSafe extension.
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Apple introduces new MagSafe wallet with Find My support
Made from specially tanned European leather, the wallet features a powerful built-in magnet that allows it to snap into place on the back of your iPhone.
And you can also stack it on top of the clipboard with MagSafe to create a look that’s unique to you. The leather wallet supports up to three cards and is protected. So it is safe for credit cards.
For the Find My integration to work, the company says it requires an iPhone leather wallet with MagSafe and an iPhone 12 or later with Find my enabled in iOS 15.
For reasons that are not yet known, the Find My function does not work with the MagSafe wallet when using the wallet with Apple’s Clear Case.
The new MagSafe Wallet is compatible with iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. In addition to the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The new MagSafe wallet comes in five different colors: Golden Brown, Dark Cherry, Sequoia Green, Midnight and Wisteria. It is available in a store Company online for $59.
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