Apple AirTag tracked across the UK – Here’s what we learned

An Apple enthusiast used an AirTag to track a package across the UK using the tech giant’s expansive Find My network.

Apple writer and enthusiast Kirk McElhearn posted a package with an AirTag inside and sent it across the United Kingdom. He successfully tracked the device’s entire journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to a friend’s location near London. However, McElhearn found a few issues with the tracker.

As detailed in an Intego security blog post (opens in new tab) (via MacRumors), McElhearn taped an AirTag to a card and mailed it with first-class postage. Using the Find My app on his iPhone and iPadhe saw the package at a local sorting station then on the move via truck delivery to a “highly automated mail processing center” (the South Midlands Mail Center).

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