Apple Removes App That Helps Find Lost AirPods From Its Store

Posted by Megalith 2:39 PM (CST)

Tuesday January 17, 2017

If this is to be believed, Apple terminated an app for locating lost AirPods because they didn’t like the "concept" of people being able to find them. The fruit company charges $69 for any AirPod that goes missing. Thanks to Master_shake_ for this story.

آ…the iPhone makerآ…has just pulled ‘Finder for AirPods’ from its app store. The clever application uses Bluetooth signal strength from a lost AirPod to help guide an owner to its position using a hotter/colder system. It isn't able to find a bud that fell out of your ear while jogging 5 miles away from home but can locate one within a house or the close vicinity. Owners welcomed the $3.99 app, which solved one of the biggest problems associated with Apple’s tiny devices: the fact they’re easy to lose. But just a few days after release, Apple pulled Finder for AirPods from the store.