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Meet U1, another new chip that equips iPhones 11 and 11 Pro [atualizado]

Apple's special event is over, and there's no such thing as the accessory that can be attached to key chains, wallets, and more so we can track and not lose those items anymore. But a related rumor has been confirmed: the new iPhones now have a new chip called U1.

Here's what Apple itself says about him:

Apple's new U1 chip uses ultra-wideband technology for spatial recognition, allowing iPhone 11 Pro to pinpoint other Apple devices with the same chip. This is like giving the iPhone a sixth sense, a new way of understanding the world that will give rise to amazing features.

With the U1 chip and iOS 13, you point your iPhone at someone else's iPhone, and AirDrop prioritizes that device for faster file sharing. And this is just the beginning.

Of course Apple wouldn't put such a chip in the new iPhones (yes, it's present in the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max) just for better use of AirDrop and to find their devices more accurately. . There are things to, and I'm talking exactly about the tags that have not yet been released.

No one is sure why Apple did not launch this accessory today at its special event. But it is likely that as early as 2019, the company will introduce such a product to the public, and the ultra-wideband iPhone technology is critical to that.

It's also worth noting that, in the litter letters of its website, Apple reported that the news related to AirDrop will only arrive when iOS 13.1 is released on September 30th. ?

via 9to5Mac

Update by Rafael Fischmann 09/11/2019 s 12:08

Here's one tweet Tom Erdmann, Apple employee who was involved in the U1 project:

Today we announce U1! I've been working at U1 for a long time, and I'm glad that people will be able to try out the first feature it supports: an enhanced and magical AirDrop stream from which you can select some to share by simply pointing at it!

Take a look at what he wrote: This feature of AirDrop is the * first * news that exploits the U1 chip.

It is obvious that such a chip would not only be used for this AirDrop feature, but the tweet There's no doubt that the iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, powered by the U1, will gain even more unannounced capabilities from Apple in the near future.