You might be familiar with Apple’s recent updates regarding AirTag use. In January, it was reported that model Brooks Nader was stalked by a stranger who slipped the small tracker into her coat pocket. He had been following her for up to five hours until her iPhone alerted her that an “unknown accessory” was moving with her.

With the rise in crimes – especially in Los Angeles – people are raising their concerns and the risks associated with the coin-sized tracking device. According to the NY Post, Apple first launched AirTags April 2020. It is intended to help Apple users keep track of their personal belongings. It wasn’t until the recent incident that people started paying closer attention.

Nader shared her thoughts and experiences to followers on Instagram. According to the Post, she explained that “This ‘device’ followed me for the last five hours to every location and [it belonged to] no one in my ‘network.’ It also wasn’t a phone or tablet, it was an ‘item,’”

Apple has acted immediately to prevent further stalking from taking place since she came forward on the social media app. A spokesperson shared a statement with the Post as well.

“We take customer safety very seriously and are committed to AirTag’s privacy and security. AirTag is designed with a set of proactive features to discourage unwanted tracking — a first in the industry — and the Find My network includes a smart, tunable system with deterrents that applies to AirTag, as well as third-party products as part of the Find My network accessory program.”

When it comes to stalking, we take those concerns very seriously. Clients who might need to utilize the services of a personal injury attorney often lose someone in a wrongful death or an unforeseen accident.