What you need to know
- Apple is expanding its Ultra Wideband technology.
- It has rolled out the tech to several more countries in the iPhone 11, 12, and Apple Watch.
- Some countries still don't have access, however.
Apple is rolling out wider support for its Ultra Wideband technology used in devices like the iPhone 12 to more countries, according to a support document from the company.
A change noted by MacRumors states that the tech is now available in Argentina, Pakistan, Paraguay, and the Solomon Islands.
Due to regulatory issues, the tech is still not available in the following countries:
As noted by Apple:
Apple's U1 chip, which enables UWB, is used in devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch to detect where devices are, it's the secret sauce behind Apple's AirTags and features like handoff on the newer HomePod Mini.
UWB also works on BMW's Digital Key Plus, announced back in January, from that report:
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