Unlike a Tile or some other item trackers, Apple’s new AirTag does not have any holes or openings for attaching it directly to a keychain, forcing customers to purchase accessories like a leather key ring for this purpose.
Interestingly, though, MacRumors forum member smythey has proven that it is possible to drill a hole into the AirTag without breaking it, allowing for a string or a thin key ring to be fed through the opening. The result doesn’t look very cosmetically appealing, but smythey said the AirTag seems to function normally after the do-it-yourself job.
A teardown of the AirTag shared on YouTube today provides a first look inside Apple’s item tracker, revealing a circular circuit board with seemingly just enough room around the edges to drill a small hole in the plastic.
Keep in mind that drilling a hole into an AirTag will unsurprisingly void Apple’s warranty and could damage the accessory if done incorrectly, but this still proves as a neat proof of concept for those looking to save a few dollars.
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