Apple is working on a new smartphone app that will merge the functionality of its existing ‘Find My Friends’ and ‘Find My iPhone’ apps.
The application is codenamed GreenTorch and is currently in beta. How 9to5Mac reports, the new application will combine the same features as the two existing applications in a unified and improved version.
It will be available on iOS and macOS as a Marzipan app.
The new unified app also comes with an improved ability to find a user’s device. Called “Search Network,” the feature allows you to track devices even when they are not connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network.
Furthermore, the report mentions that all devices of a user, and their family, can be located using the new app, including AirPods. Devices can be put into “lost mode” or made to play a sound using the same app, just like Find My iPhone.
Besides that, Apple is also working on a new hardware product, known internally as ‘B389’.
It will work as a product tag that can be paired with an iCloud account by proximity to an iPhone, like AirPods. Users will be notified if their device strays too far from the tag, preventing them from forgetting the item.
As of now, there is now information on when the app will be rolled out, but it is expected to roll out alongside or before the new iPhones are announced in September this year.
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