Apple launched the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 with its rumored tracking tags, but the fundamental tech seems to be accounted for and present. True to previous reports, all models of iPhone 11 comprise the U1, an ultra-wideband processor that might ultimately have a series of employments for highly accurate location finding. The product pages of Apple mention one function that will be accessible very soon: point your handset toward somebody else with a U1-fitted handset and AirDrop will make it a priority to quickly share files with them. This will not make a major difference, but it can be useful if you are making an effort to swap images with a gaggle of iPhone-having users.
More essentially, there are clues of things to arrive. The page for iPhone 11 Pro claims that this is “just the start” of use cases for UWB. Even though that is not an assurance tracking tags are in the timeline, it is difficult to picture Apple restricting the tech to small-but-useful software tricks. The media claimed that the chip could play a major role in Apple’s AR plans by offering very precise positioning.
No matter how Apple uses the U1, it might have a benefit for the firm. UWB is comparatively new in handsets, but commits accuracy that you cannot get by triangulating traditional signals such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Competitors might either have to step up and design their own processors or else approve that they will have a less-than-obvious sense of what is around you.
On a related note, this week Apple made one modification that was not declared at its iPhone event. The firm will provide its AppleCare+ expanded warranty as monthly subscription plan, at least for the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. The new choice will let users to pay every month until they make a decision to cancel or until the firm can no longer provide service to their device.