Please Take Note Canon

macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
294
814
WA
Dear Canon,
It would be really nice if your company (charging us more than an Apple computer, iPad or iPhone) would implement some much needed technology such as tracking our device (due to being lost or stolen). We shouldn't need Apple Air Tag though. When you charge as much for these camera bodies and lenses this stuff should just be a part of your forward thinking technology. I do feel Canon rests on it's prestige quite often and unless pushed isn't pushing.

Example: https://www.dpreview.com/news/63182...-has-a-secret-compartment-for-an-apple-airtag
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
1,548
269
Airtag most of the volume is battery and chassis though, the electronics and antennas are tiny. It would be fairly easy to fit those on modern bodies if Canon decided to work with Apple to integrate them.
 

koenkooi

EOS 5D Mark IV
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
2,070
2,060
Airtag most of the volume is battery and chassis though, the electronics and antennas are tiny. It would be fairly easy to fit those on modern bodies if Canon decided to work with Apple to integrate them.
Apple even has a program where manufacturers can do so, e.g. Van Moof bikes have that feature. Judging from previous "Made For Iphone" things, it will require a per-device royalty as well.
 

tpatana

EOS 5D Mark IV
Nov 1, 2012
1,548
269
Right, for sure they'd have to pay royalties to Apple. Say $5 royalties per device, add $5 BOM cost (3 radios + antennas) and increase camera price by $50-$100. I'd be ok with that.