Apple has all the time had a symbiotic relationship with accent makers, with the latter feeding off Apple’s new merchandise by designing equipment for it. Typically, these equipment repair annoying shortcomings with Apple’s merchandise.
Apple’s new AirTags don’t have any holes or openings, paving the best way for firms to design third-party straps, keychains and circumstances for the monitoring system, with a few of them promoting for an exorbitant quantity.
Nonetheless, MacRumors discussion board member ‘smythey‘ has confirmed you can drill a gap into the AirTag with out damaging it, permitting a string or a skinny key ring to be fed via the opening. The result’s a DIY gap punch that means that you can cross a string or keychain via with out having to spend extra cash on buying an adjunct.
It seems smythey was impressed by this video of an AirTag teardown that confirmed off the internals of the system. It confirmed that there was some house close to the sting that appear like it may very well be drilled out.
It’s price noting that drilling a gap into your AirTag will void Apple’s guarantee and doing it incorrectly can depart the AirTag in an unusable situation. Plus, drilling it probably ruins the water resistance. Both method, your mileage might differ (and it could be smarter simply to purchase a fairly priced AirTag accent as a substitute).
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