Apple has expanded the availability of its U1 chip Ultra-Wideband (UWB) support to more countries. The company uses the UWB technology to offer features like the precise location for AirTag, and spatial awarness in a safe and secure way, it randomize data found in other supported Apple devices.
Like WiFi and Bluetooth, Ultra Wideband is a short-range wireless technology that operates via radio waves. Capable of capturing very accurate spatial and directional data, the UWB works like continuously scanning radar, that locks on to an object to communicate with and track its location.
Now users in Paraguay, Argentina and other regions can use Apple’s Ultra wideband tech to locate AirTags
The company introduced Ultra Wideband technology in it U1 chip for iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6 for spatial awareness. The technology was not available gloablly due to different regulatory requirments in different coutnries.
After the release of iOS 14.7, the technology is now available in Argentina, Paraguay, Pakistan, Solomon Islands. Now users in the aforementioned regions can use the capability to AirDrop files quickly just by pointing their iPhone with the receivers’ iPhone, locate their iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and Apple Watch Series 6, enable Precision Finding for AirTag to let their iPhone guide them to their misplace tracker when in range, and enjoy an accurate communication between their iPhone and HomePod mini.
The U1 Ultra Wideband technology also supports Apple CarKey to unlock compatible autmotive with an iPhone or Apple Watch. The company has also expanded Find My app location tracking support to third-aprty devices, so we can expect more devices with UWB capability in future.
However, as mentioned on Apple’s support page, the Ultra Wideband isn’t available in the following countries or regions: