Apple announced iOS 15 and its other software plans for this year at WWDC earlier this week and notable feature is that AirPods are getting supported in the Find My network. Currently, AirPods and Beats headphones do show up in the Find My app, but their location only updates when they have been connected to another device, if you lose them it is essentially game over. However, in iOS 15 AirPods can participate in the Find My network like the AirTag does.
An extension of this feature, is that your iPhone will now let you know if you leave somewhere without your AirTag, AirPods or any other device that supports the Find My network. You can even tell it to not tell you when you leave something behind at home, like an AirTag on a backpack, you might not go everywhere with it for example.
This feature and many more are coming to iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey this autumn.