Apple on Tuesday unveiled a bunch of latest merchandise, together with the extremely anticipated iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro telephones that have been featured in quite a few stories in the course of the previous few months. Many of these iPhone rumors got here true, however not all of them. Notably absent from the present was the reverse wi-fi help function the iPhone 11 telephones have been alleged to get. A final-minute leak, nevertheless, stated Apple wasn’t proud of it and will have scrapped the venture. Also, a last-minute leak informed us the brand new telephones will function a model new sort of silicon, and Apple did ship that one. But the corporate hardly addressed in on stage in the course of the occasion. That’s the brand new U1 chip that was proven on sure roundup slides in the course of the Apple occasion, and which is defined on Apple’s product pages for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
With the U1 chip, you’ll be capable to share information, discover folks and objects and play “extra exactly than ever,” Apple explains. But the corporate solely addresses one among these options, and that’s AirDrop sharing:
Ultra Wideband expertise involves iPhone. The new Apple‑designed U1 chip makes use of Ultra Wideband expertise for spatial consciousness — permitting iPhone 11 to exactly find different U1‑geared up Apple units. Think GPS on the scale of your front room. So if you wish to share a file with somebody utilizing AirDrop, simply level your iPhone at theirs they usually’ll be first on the checklist.
The function will probably be out there on September 30th on all iPhone 11 fashions, presumably as soon as the iOS 13.1 is able to launch.
The report that did point out this new Apple coprocessor referred to it because the R-series chip. It doesn’t matter what Apple calls it, however what the chip can do. And that report stated that the U1 would enhance spatial consciousness and probably assist with discovering misplaced objects (or folks), which have an Apple Tags connected.
Apple Tags is what that report referred to as Apple’s rumored Tile-like machine that’s alleged to allow you to discover lacking objects with ease. Apple didn’t introduce such a tool in the course of the occasion, nevertheless, which could clarify why it didn’t spend an excessive amount of time explaining what the U1 can do.
Considering the wording within the paragraph above, it positive appears to be like just like the U1 can do much more than letting you share information with ease. But Apple isn’t able to reveal extra particulars.