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Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021

This week was sure a busy one in the Apple world, with a flurry of announcements out of CES early in the week followed by a rash of Mac- and iPhone-related rumors later in the week. The new rumors this week included details on updated MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro models, as well as a few other tidbits, so make sure to read on below to get caught up! Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week release...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Mac, Samsung, Bloomberg, Intel, Top Stories, Lg, Kensington, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, Belkin, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Gurman


Samsung's $30 SmartTags Beat AirTags to Launch

Alongside new flagship smartphones, Samsung today announced the launch of its Galaxy SmartTags, item trackers that seem to be similar in design and functionality to Apple's long-rumored AirTags that have yet to launch. Design wise, the Galaxy SmartTags have a squircle shape with a small cutout at the top that's designed to accommodate a key ring or strap for attaching it to various items. The SmartTags measure in at 1.54 inches x 1.54 inches x 0.39 inches. Apple's ‌AirTags‌ are rumored to be ro...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Samsung, UWB, Airtags, Ultra Wideband


Samsung unveils its newest Tile competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag

Alongside its other announcements at Samsung’s event today, the company introduced its new Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth locator, a lost item beacon for Samsung owners and a competitor with Tile. Like Tile and Apple’s forthcoming AirTags, the beacon can be attached to keys, a bag, a pet’s collar or anything else you want to track. Initially, these SmartTags will use Bluetooth to communicate with a nearby Samsung device, however, the company confirmed a ultra-wideband (UWB) powered version called the...
Tags: Apple, Android, Gadgets, Bluetooth, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Tile, Smartthings, Jan, BLE Bluetooth Low Energy, UWB, Airtags, Ultra Wideband, CES 2021


BMW Announces Plans to Launch Ultra Wideband Version of Apple's Car Key Feature by Early Next Year

BMW today announced future plans to roll out Digital Key Plus, an enhanced version of Apple's Car Keys feature that incorporates Ultra Wideband technology, enabling drivers to unlock and start their vehicle without needing to take their iPhone out of their pocket or bag. BMW says the feature will first launch in its new iX electric vehicle, slated to launch in Europe in late 2021 and in North America in early 2022. Apple introduced support for digital car keys in iOS 13.6 and later last year...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Featured, Korea, Nfc, Bmw, North America, Hyundai, Digital Key, CarKey, Ultra Wideband, Luke Tags


Safari Allows Users to Enable Hidden 'Items' Tab in 'Find My' App Ahead of AirTags Launch

As seen in screenshots obtained by MacRumors in 2019, Apple's long-rumored AirTags items trackers are expected to be managed through the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Now, any user can get an early look at this tab. MacRumors reader David Chu today alerted us that the hidden "Items" tab in the Find My app can be enabled on an iPhone or iPad by typing in the link findmy://items in Safari on devices running iOS 14.3 or iPadOS 14.3 or later. After entering the URL, a prompt appears that...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Belkin, David Chu, Find My, Airtags, Ultra Wideband, AirTags Launch


AirTags Shown Off in 3D Animation That Could Appear During Pairing Process

2021 is expected to be the year that Apple finally releases its long-awaited AirTags item trackers, and ahead of time, YouTuber and leaker Jon Prosser has shared a 3D animation of the accessory that was allegedly created by Apple. Prosser says he obtained the animation from a software engineer, who believes that it may be presented to users in a future iOS version. Apple shows a similar 3D animation for several other accessories during the pairing process on an iPhone or iPad, including vario...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Prosser, Airtags, Jon Prosser, Ultra Wideband, AirTags Jon Prosser, Tile AirTags


What to Expect From Apple in 2021: New Apple Silicon Macs, iPhone 13, AirTags and More

We're expecting 2021 to be an exciting year for Apple thanks to a renewed focus on the Mac. Apple debuted the first Macs with Apple silicon chip in late 2020, and Apple's M1 chips turned out to be unexpectedly powerful, leaving us looking forward to what's next. New iMacs and MacBook Pro models are rumored for 2021, with even better Apple silicon chips in the works. We can also count on new iPhone 13 models, the Apple Watch Series 7, updated AirPods, a new Apple TV, and more. We've rounded up a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Featured, Samsung, Bloomberg, Barclays, Gpu, Hdr, Qi, Macbook Pro, Mac Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, MacBook Pro Apple, MacBook Pros


Nikkei: Apple Working on New Apple TV for Release Next Year

Multiple rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a refreshed version of the Apple TV, and a report today by Nikkei Asia Review adds to speculation that Apple will release a new version of its set-top box next year. Cites sources familiar with Apple's plans, Nikkei's ‌Apple TV‌ mention appears in a broader report about Apple's 2021 production plans. Apple is also preparing an aggressive production schedule for its high-end computers, including the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro, for 2021, tw...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Apple TV, Prosser, Nikkei Asia Review, Apple TV Don, Jon Prosser, Nikkei.com, Ultra Wideband


AirPods Max Don't Contain U1 Chip for Ultra Wideband

Apple's new AirPods Max headphones are not equipped with a U1 chip for Ultra Wideband, according to Apple's tech specs, and confirmed by MacRumors. (This chip is not to be confused with the H1 audio chip in each of the AirPod Max's ear cups.) First introduced in iPhone 11 models last year, the U1 chip enables improved spatial awareness. The distance between two devices that support Ultra Wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between ...
Tags: Apple, Wi Fi Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Ultra Wideband, AirPods Max


Verizon partners with Apple to launch 5G Fleet Swap

Apple and Verizon today announced a new partnership that will make it easier for their business partners to go all-in on 5G. Fleet Swap, as the program is called, allows businesses to trade in their entire fleet of smartphones — no matter whether they are currently a Verizon customer or not — and move to the iPhone 12 with no upfront cost and either zero cost (for the iPhone 12 mini) or a low monthly cost. (Disclaimer: Verizon is TechCrunch’s corporate parent. The company has zero input in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Mobile, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Tech, General-motors, Smartphone, Smartphones, Verizon Business, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Detroit, Verizon Communications


The iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini come with a powerful new chip — a key building block for Apple's vision of a fully interconnected future

Apple Apple quietly unveiled its U1 chip last year, and now it's starting to appear in major products like the iPhone 12, HomePod Mini, and Apple Watch Series 6. Apple hasn't said much about what features the U1 chip will enable aside from a few passing references, but its inclusion in major products suggest it could have big plans for the tech in the future. For example, Apple showed how the HomePod Mini can understand when your phone is nearby and trigger content to be displayed on your...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Gartner, Smart Home, Ray, Apple Apple, International Data Corporation, Tech Insider, UWB, Bill Ray, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12, Ultra Wideband


Apple's newest products come with a powerful chip that's flying under the radar — and it's a key building block for the company's vision of a fully interconnected future

Apple Apple quietly unveiled its U1 chip last year, and now it's starting to appear in major products like the iPhone 12, HomePod Mini, and Apple Watch Series 6. Apple hasn't said much about what features the U1 chip will enable aside from a few passing references, but its inclusion in major products suggest it could have big plans for the tech in the future. For example, Apple showed how the HomePod Mini can understand when your phone is nearby and trigger content to be displayed on your...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Gartner, Smart Home, Ray, Apple Apple, International Data Corporation, Tech Insider, UWB, Bill Ray, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12, Ultra Wideband


WATCH LIVE: Apple unveils its first 5G iPhones, including a $700 iPhone 12 mini, and a new HomePod mini at its biggest event of the year

Apple just announced the iPhone 12, its first 5G iPhone, and a new smart speaker called the HomePod mini at its big event.  Analysts are expecting it to be Apple's biggest iPhone upgrade cycle in years.  We'll be updating the live blog below with everything that's announced throughout the event. Refresh for the latest. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's anticipated iPhone 12 lineup has finally arrived.Apple unveiled its first 5G iPhone, called the iPhone 12, during its ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Cook, Trends, Siri, Tech, Smartphones, Features, Live, United States, Tim Cook, Hdr, Alexa


What Is UWB and Why Are Apple and Samsung Suddenly So Interested In It?

Wifi, Bluetooth, and NFC are well-established specs in modern smartphones, and if Samsung has its way, UWB is going to be next.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Nfc, Standards, Consumer Tech, UWB, Ultra Wideband, Samsung Investing Big Into Uwb Tech, Digital Keys


'HomePod mini' and New Apple TV May Use Ultra Wideband to Track Your Location Around the Home

Apple last year introduced a U1 chip in the iPhone 11 series that enables Ultra Wideband support for improved spatial awareness. The distance between two devices that support Ultra Wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between the two devices, with much more accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. Apple has so far only used the technology to power a directional AirDrop feature in iOS 13, and earlier this year, MacRumors teamed up with ...
Tags: Apple, Apple TV, Bloomberg Apple, Prosser, UWB, HomePod, Jon Prosser, Ultra Wideband, Bluetooth LE and Wi Fi Apple


'HomePod mini' and Next Apple TV May Use Ultra Wideband to Track Your Location Around the Home

Apple last year introduced a U1 chip in the iPhone 11 series that enables Ultra Wideband support for improved spatial awareness. The distance between two devices that support Ultra Wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between the two devices, with much more accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. Apple has so far only used the technology to power a directional AirDrop feature in iOS 13, and earlier this year, MacRumors teamed up with ...
Tags: Apple, Apple TV, Bloomberg Apple, Prosser, UWB, HomePod, Jon Prosser, Ultra Wideband, Bluetooth LE and Wi Fi Apple


Apple Watch Series 6 Features U1 Chip for Ultra Wideband

Apple Watch Series 6 models are equipped with a U1 chip for Ultra Wideband support, according to tech specs on Apple's website. Introduced in iPhone 11 models last year, the U1 chip enables improved spatial awareness. The distance between two devices that support Ultra Wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between the two devices, with much more accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. Apple has so far only used the technology to power...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple Watch, Ming Chi Kuo, Ultra Wideband, September 2020 event, Bluetooth LE and Wi Fi Apple


Samsung's Galaxy Note phones used to set the pace for the future of smartphones, but now they seem unoriginal

Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphones used to stand out for their larger screens and bigger batteries, popularizing the idea of larger-screened devices that blended the appeal of a smartphone and a tablet. But now, there's little that differentiates the Galaxy Note line from Samsung's popular Galaxy S line, making the company's smartphone lineup feel saturated. Samsung has typically positioned the Note 20 as being a device for "power users," while its S line is more mainstream. But in a world wher...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Vox, Pixel, Zenith, Ultra, Ultra Wideband


Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 20, the newest version of its popular stylus-equipped smartphone that comes with a more powerful processor and better cameras

Samsung unveiled two new smartphones on Wednesday: the $1,000 Galaxy Note 20 and $1,300 Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both phones come with Samsung's stylus, more powerful processors, and improved cameras compared to last year's Note 10. The Ultra model features a 108-megapixel camera and Ultra Wideband technology, which could make the phone better at communicating with smart home devices in the future. Samsung is also launching two new premium phones as the industry is trending toward more affordable...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Global, Samsung, Trends, Washington Dc, Qualcomm, Don, Ultra, Google Samsung, International Data Corporation, Ultra Wideband


Verizon and Samsung Introduce “Most Affordable” 5G Phone for Business

The Samsung A71 5G UW launched on July 16. Starting at $649, the device is hailed as Verizon’s cheapest 5G smartphone to date. The A71 5G UW boasts a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED infinity display, Quad Cameras, and a long battery life. Verizon and Samsung Release Affordable 5G Phone for Small Business 5G – fifth generation – wireless broadband can benefit small businesses in a number of ways. With an incredibly fast connection, 5G can encourage better business communications. Faster speeds can also ...
Tags: Verizon, Samsung, Sales, Small Business News, Ultra Wideband, Ilya Hemlin, Hemlin, Verzon


Apple Opening U1 Chip to Developers With New 'Nearby Interaction' Framework

Introduced last year, the U1 chip in iPhone 11 models enables Ultra Wideband support for improved spatial awareness, but Apple has so far only used the technology to power a directional AirDrop feature in iOS 13. In the upcoming months, that should change, as Apple has announced that it is opening up its U1 chip to developers with a new "Nearby Interaction" framework for iOS 14. This framework can stream distance and relative direction between U1-equipped devices, paving the way for some inte...
Tags: Apple, Ios 14, Ultra Wideband


CarKey: A New Feature That Will Let You Unlock a Car With Your iPhone

Apple's iPhones and Apple Watches have supported NFC for some time now, and in the future, those NFC capabilities will be used to allow Apple users to lock, unlock, and start compatible NFC-enabled vehicles using the iPhone or Apple Watch in lieu of a physical key. Apple calls this upcoming feature "CarKey" and this guide covers everything we know about how CarKey will work once it's released. What is CarKey? CarKey is a digital protocol that lets an ‌iPhone‌ or ‌Apple Watch‌ with NFC cap...
Tags: Apple, Nfc, Digital Key, NFC Apple, BMW BMW, CarKey, Mega Guides, BMW Digital Key, Ultra Wideband, Will CarKey


Robotics startup lets machines get closer as humans keep their distance

Kyle S. Gibson Contributor Share on Twitter Kyle S. Gibson is a writer and videographer in Boston, currently focused on robotics and industrial internet of things. Kyle has worked for publishers AmericanInno and MIT Technology Review, sales automation developer Pegasystems, and blockchain strategy group New Alchemy. He is currently writing for MIT Horizon, an emerging technology education platform. His work is supported by a regional ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Column, New York, Hardware, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech, Mit, Telecommunications, Mta, Gps, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Robotics, Robot


iPhone SE Supports WiFi 6 and Express Cards, But No U1 Chip Included (mac rumors)

Apple's new iPhone SE is essentially an iPhone 8 with some updated hardware that brings it in line with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Along with an A13 chip, the ‌iPhone 8‌ has a few other notable hardware upgrades worth noting. Like the ‌iPhone 11‌ and 11 Pro, the ‌iPhone‌ SE supports 802.11ax WiFi 6, according to the technical specifications page for the device. In fact, it has the same LTE, Bluetooth, and WiFi specifications as the ‌iPhone 11‌: Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIM...
Tags: Apple, News, Nfc, Juli Clover, Ultra Wideband, Mac AirTags


iPhone SE Supports WiFi 6 and Express Cards, But No U1 Chip Included

Apple's new iPhone SE is essentially an iPhone 8 with some updated hardware that brings it in line with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Along with an A13 chip, the ‌iPhone 8‌ has a few other notable hardware upgrades worth noting. Like the ‌iPhone 11‌ and 11 Pro, the ‌iPhone‌ SE supports 802.11ax WiFi 6, according to the technical specifications page for the device. In fact, it has the same LTE, Bluetooth, and WiFi specifications as the ‌iPhone 11‌: Gigabit-class LTE with 2x2 MIMO ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Nfc, iPhone SE, Ultra Wideband


2020 iPad Pro Confirmed to Lack a U1 Ultra Wideband Chip

Last week, we laid out evidence suggesting that the just-released iPad Pro models do not contain a U1 Ultra Wideband chip, including the lack of any mention of the chip in tech specs or Apple's press materials, the absence of software support for U1 features, and more. Most tellingly, iFixit was unable to find the chip or related antennas in the device. Daring Fireball's John Gruber has followed up on the situation, and he has "confirmed with a little birdie who would certainly know the answe...
Tags: Apple, Featured, John Gruber, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11, Ultra Wideband


2020 iPad Pro May Not Have a U1 Ultra Wideband Chip After All

While it was previously reported that all 2020 iPad Pro models feature the same Apple-designed U1 chip as the iPhone 11 lineup, enabling Ultra Wideband support, we have compiled evidence to suggest that this may not be the case. As a reminder, Apple's tech specs for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro list an Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness, but the chip is not mentioned in Apple's tech specs for the new iPad Pro. Apple also did not mention the new iPad Pro featuring the U1 chip in its ...
Tags: Apple, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11, Ultra Wideband