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Ultra Wideband Availability Expands to Argentina, Paraguay, and More

The Ultra Wideband functionality that's available in the Apple Watch Series 6, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 models is now accessible in additional countries, including Argentina, Pakistan, Paraguay, and the Solomon Islands, according to Apple's updated support page. Apple is not allowed to activate Ultra Wideband technology in some countries due to international regulatory requirements, and it must be disabled in those places. All of the above listed countries previously did not allow UWB technol...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Uzbekistan, Solomon Islands, Argentina Paraguay, UWB, Ultra Wideband, Argentina Pakistan Paraguay


Apple's Digital Car Key Feature Will Soon Work With Your iPhone in Your Pocket

The Car Connectivity Consortium today announced that its Digital Key 3.0 specification with support for Ultra Wideband and Bluetooth LE connectivity is finalized and now available to members, including Apple. In 2020, Apple introduced a digital car key feature that allows users to unlock and start a compatible vehicle by holding an iPhone or Apple Watch near the driver-side door. The feature is powered by the NFC-based Digital Key 2.0 specification, and once Apple moves to Digital Key 3.0, us...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Nfc, Bmw, North America, Hyundai, Digital Key, CarKey, Ultra Wideband


Apple Shares Details on Designing Third-Party Accessories Compatible With U1 Chip

As part of WWDC this week, Apple has released a draft specification of its Nearby Interaction Accessory Protocol, allowing third-party accessory manufacturers to review preliminary hardware and software requirements for developing accessories that interact with the U1 chip in supported Apple devices, like iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models. Third-party accessories that are designed to be interoperable with the U1 chip will be able to provide precise and directionally-aware experiences, just like ...
Tags: Apple, Wwdc, Apple Inc, Ultra Wideband


Google Is Bringing Digital Car Keys to Android 12

Google wants to replace the humble car key and make it easier to pair all of your gadgets together. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Google Io, Harman Kardon, Ultra Wideband, Samsung Galaxy S21, Technology Internet


Can Apple's AirTags Be Used to Track Another Person?

As Mother's Day approached, CNN Business Editor Samantha Murphy Kelly clipped a keychain with one of Apple's tiny new "AirTag" Bluetooth trackers onto her son's book bag, in an experiment that "highlighted how easily these trackers could be used to track another person." Location trackers aren't new — there are similar products from Samsung, Sony and Tile — but AirTags' powerful Ultra Wideband technology chip allows it to more accurately determine the location and enables precise augmented real...
Tags: Apple, Tech, NYU School, Samsung Sony, Samantha Murphy Kelly, Albert Fox Cahn, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Ultra Wideband, CNN Business AirTag


Apple's Digital Car Key Feature Set to Gain U1 Ultra Wideband Support With Mid-2021 Spec Update

The Car Connectivity Consortium today announced that its Digital Key 3.0 specification with support for Ultra Wideband and Bluetooth LE connectivity will be made available to members like Apple by the middle of 2021. At WWDC 2020, Apple introduced a new NFC-based digital Car Key feature that allows users to unlock and start their vehicle by holding a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch near the driver-side door. Similar to credit cards and boarding passes, digital car keys are stored in the Wal...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Nfc, Bmw, North America, Bluetooth Low Energy, Digital Key, Digital Key Release, CarKey, Ultra Wideband, Ultra Wideband Digital Key, Car Connectivity Consortium Apple


Top Stories: 'Find My' Expansion, iPhone 13 Pro Mockup, Largest-Ever iMac?

Apple's AirTags may still be nowhere to be seen nearly two years after signs of them were first discovered, but Apple this week launched its Find My network accessory program that will let third-party devices integrate with the Find My app on Apple's platforms to make it easy to keep track of your items. This week also saw fresh rumors about the upcoming "iPhone 13" and new iMacs, while Microsoft and Samsung continue to take aim at Apple with their marketing. Read on for details on these stor...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Top Stories, Belkin, MacRumors YouTube, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Ultra Wideband, Third Party Devices Apple, Model Apple, New Sonos Roam Speaker Sonos, Mac Sonos


Samsung's Upgraded Smart Tracker Can Help You Find Your Keys Using AR

On Thursday, Samsung announced plans to launch an upgraded version of its Galaxy SmartTag smart trackers, the aptly named SmartTag+, globally on April 16 with a U.S. rollout expected sometime “in the coming weeks.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Samsung, Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics, Data Transmission, Electronic Toll collection, AirTag, Ultra Wideband, Mobile Computers, Telecommunications Engineering, Technology Internet, Smarttag, Samsung Beat Cellular Phone


E-bikes and earbuds among the first third-party hardware to support Apple’s Find My tracking

Yesterday we noted that Apple launched a new Find My Certification Asst. app, designed to test support for third-party hardware. Find My, of course, has been a long-standing feature for Apple’s own hardware like iPhones, AirPods and Macs, but back at WWDC, the company announced plans to open it up to manufactures. Today the company made official its Find My Network Accessory program, and unveiled a handful of hardware that will take advantage of the new Made for iPhone (MFi)-affiliated offering....
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hardware, Tech, Belkin, Vanmoof, Find My, Ultra Wideband, Find My Network Accessory


Third-Party Accessory Makers Can Access U1 Chip in iPhones for Find My

Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, which lets third-party accessories integrate with the ‌Find My‌ app. Initial ‌Find My‌ accessories from VanMoof, Belkin, and Chipolo will work with ‌Find My‌ using Bluetooth, but Apple is developing a U1 specification for chipset makers that will let third-party devices take advantage of the U1 Ultra Wideband chip built into the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models. According to Apple, third-party accessories that offer Ult...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Chipolo, Ultra Wideband, VanMoof Belkin


Apple may announce AirTags and new iPads as soon as March 23

According to a couple of leakers with solid track records, including Chinese leaker ‘Kang’ (via @DuanRui1205) and John Prosser, Apple may hold its next event as soon as March 23. Incidentally, that’s the same day OnePlus is set to launch its new phones. Apple is expected to announce its long-awaited AirTags — a fancy item-tracking system — as well as new iPads. There’s a chance we’ll see new, third-gen AirPods as well. AirTags are expected to be a Tile-like item tracking system, but on steroids....
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, Kang, Plugged, Ultra Wideband, John Prosser Apple


iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Enables 'Items' Tab in Find My to Keep Track of Beats Headphones and Third-Party Accessories

Beginning with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, users will be able to keep track of select non-Apple-branded products like Beats headphones and upcoming Belkin wireless earbuds using Apple's built-in Find My app. In preparation for the launch of this feature, Apple has made a new "Items" tab visible by default in the Find My app in the third beta of iOS 14.5 seeded to developers today. Previously, this tab was only accessible by toggling a developer setting or by entering the URL scheme "findmy://it...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Beta, Belkin, Find My, Airtags, Ios 14, Ultra Wideband


Tesla's Next Car Could Support Ultra Wideband Unlocking With iPhone

A leaked Tesla FCC document shared by The Verge suggests that Tesla's next cars will support Ultra Wideband, a technology that's built into the latest iPhones and in vehicles, allows for greater accuracy when unlocking a car with a smartphone. Tesla in September submitted documentation on new key fobs, a controller, and endpoints that would be installed inside the frame and cabin of a vehicle, some of which support Ultra Wideband communication. Tesla is using a standards-based implementation ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Fcc, Tesla, Bmw, North America, CarKey, Airtags, Ultra Wideband, Tesla FCC, Tesla Ultra Wideband


Verizon Launches $75 mmWave 5G Plan for Prepaid Customers

Verizon today unveiled a new unlimited plan designed to allow prepaid customers to access Verizon's fastest 5G network for $75 per month. As noted by The Verge, the plan is priced at $10 more than the standard unlimited prepaid plan and provides access to Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network, which is the fastest available 5G that can be accessed in a limited number of cities. It also includes unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband Mobile Hotspot data. Prior to now, access to the mmWave Ultra Wideband n...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, United States, Ultra Wideband


Apple Said to Be Driving Market Growth of Ultra Wideband Applications

Apple's inclusion of Ultra Wideband chips in its devices has driven growth in research into the technology and its potential applications, according to a new report by DigiTimes. Ultra Wideband is a short-range, low-power radio technology that is able to provide more precise indoor positioning than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi. The distance between two UWB devices can be measured precisely by calculating the time that it takes for a radio wave to pass between them. Apple's iPhones have included it...
Tags: Apple, China, Xiaomi, Bmw, Samsung Electronics, Digitimes.com, Ming Chi Kuo, Digitimes Research, UWB, Ultra Wideband, DigiTimes Ultra Wideband


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


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


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


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 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