Apple said to revamp Find my Phone app, launch tracking hardware

The Cupertino tech giant Apple is right now busy with a lot of things — 2019 iPhones, iOS13, WWDC June Keynotes and much more. Amidst this, Apple is revamping its Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps under the codename “GreenTorch”.

According to new reports, the upcoming app will have the features of both apps but combined in a single app. It will be available on both iOS and on macOS, as a Marzipan app. This app is expected to come with a feature called “Find Network”, where a device can be tracked even when not connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data.

The location can be shared with both family and friends sharing requests to other people. In fact, all devices from a user can be located using the unified app, including AirPods. Right now, the company is working on a new hardware product, known only as “B389”, which can be attached to any item like a tag.

The hardware will be paired to the user’s iCloud account proximity enabling users to receive notifications when their device gets too far away from the tag. The location of a tag can also be shared with friends or family. Notably, users will be able to store their contact information in the tag, which can be read by any Apple device when the tag is put into “lost mode” .