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Every iPhone and Android owner warned to check their bags, coats and cars now

A CONTINUOUS tracking device made by Apple has been modified to make it even harder for people to know if they are being tracked.

AirTags has caused great concern since its launch last year, following a series of macabre reports including Car owners are tracked.

AirTags are said to have been used to track people

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AirTags are said to have been used to track peopleCredit: Getty

This gadget is supposed to make life easier in finding things like keys and even lost items.

Everyone’s iPhone acts as Apple’s giant network to help you locate and retrieve them.

But it is also considered the perfect tool for tracking.

They are also very accurate and have good battery life, which makes them all the more unsettling.

Apple has released an app designed to warn users if AirTag is being used near them, but that may not be enough to stop this latest threat.

Among the features is an internal speaker of the device that beeps to let people know if it is nearby.

Online shoppers noticed that an unofficial modified version of the AirTag with the ripped speaker was for sale.

The so-called “Silent AirTag” was found on eBay and Etsy.

According to a statement given to PC Magone seller said they never intended to use it and have since withdrawn it from sale.

It’s obviously for people “interested in fitting AirTags to their bikes, pets, and power tools”.

Others can still be found on eBay today.

One listing claims the lack of a speaker “reduces the likelihood of thieves being notified of its hidden location”.

“Any item that works to catch thieves in this way is a perfect tool for stalking,” said Eva Galperin, a cybersecurity expert at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

“That’s why Apple advertises them as a tool to track lost items, not stolen items.”

iPhone users will receive an alert on their phone if an AirTag is near them for a certain amount of time.

But Android users will need to download Apple’s Tracker Detect app and scan them manually.

AirTags was released by Apple last year

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AirTags was released by Apple last yearCredit: Mac Rumors

In other news, Apple has revealed a bunch of New emojis for iPhonewhich includes a pregnant man and two saucy icons.

Experts have warned that the future Space launches can be dangerous if “stupid” regimes like Russia don’t stop blowing up the sky creating debris.

And most popular phone since a millennium has been announced, with many people shocked to learn it’s not an iPhone.


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