These custom Apple AirTags are causing serious alarm

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Apple's AirTags have come under all sorts of scrutiny since the company revealed them last spring, with many worried that the tracking devices had the potential to be put to nefarious use. The company included a few safety measures to mitigate this – but some controversial new AirTag mods have done away with perhaps the most important.

When separated from its owner's iPhone for an extended period, the AirTag should emit a loud beep. But custom "silenced" versions currently for sale via the likes of Etsy and eBay have had the sound removed. (Looking for the real deal? Check out the best AirTag deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.