Apple to merge Find my iPhone and Find My Friends into a single app
Apple’s iOS 13 is going to bring several overhauls over previous versions with system-wide dark mode, undo gestures and special iPad features like multiple windowed apps. Today news broke out that Apple is also working on merging its Find my iPhone and Find my Friends apps in a single one under the “Green Torch” code name.
Thanks to the new universal app framework - Marzipan the new tracking app will come in both iOS and macOS versions. Apple is also planning to add offline tracking via a “Find Network” feature handy when a lost device is not connected to either Wi-Fi or a cellular network. Another new feature will be notifications when a friend or family member arrives at or leaves a specific location.
Additionally Apple is working on a hardware tracking product, similar to an NFC tag, which you can attach on any item or device. It will be linked to your iCloud account and you'll be notified when you wander outside the tile’s range. Alternative the tile can store specific contact, which can be read by other Apple devices. The tag’s locations will also be shareable with friends and family.