We’ve poked a appreciable quantity of enjoyable on the Apple TV’s Siri Distant through the years, and we’re happy to say it’s lastly mounted — apart from the headsmacking choice not to stay the corporate’s AirTag UWB locator know-how into one of many few devices completely, positively assured to get misplaced in your sofa cushions sometime.
At present, Apple VP Tim Twerdahl answered that burning query in maybe essentially the most unsatisfactory manner possible: merely, that the brand new TV distant’s thick sufficient you shouldn’t want to fret about that a lot anymore.
Q: Was there ever any thought to including some kind of AirTag-like know-how within the Siri distant? I’m at all times shedding the distant in my sofa cushions and it looks like it will be a fantastic thought. Did Apple not hassle as a result of the ‘Discover My’ community is extra designed to be used outdoors of the house?
Twerdahl: We’re tremendous enthusiastic about AirTags and what we’re doing with U1, and a part of that energy is the Discover My community and the truth that we are able to leverage a billion units world wide that will help you discover stuff. To your level, that’s the strongest out of the house. With the adjustments we’ve made to the Siri Distant — together with making it a bit thicker so it gained’t fall in your sofa cushions as a lot — that must have all these different community units discover it appears somewhat bit decrease.
I might have maybe purchased “we tried it and it drained the battery too rapidly” or “we finalized the Siri Distant earlier than AirTags have been prepared” and even “it price an excessive amount of to hit our goal value.”