The new iPad Pro does not have a U1 UWB chip
What you need to know
- The 2020 iPad Pro does not have a U1 UWB chip.
- That's according to John Gruber, who says a little birdie told him.
- There have been weeks of speculation regarding whether the new iPad does or does not have this chip inside it.
A report from John Gruber over at Daring Fireball seems to confirm that the new 2020 iPad Pro models do not have a U1 UWB chip.
In his post, Gruber notes MacRumors own speculation regarding the device, published last week:
Now, Gruber claims that an inside source has confirmed this to him:
The U1 chip in Apple's iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is used for spacial awareness and close-quarters locating of other U1 devices. Apple describes it as GPS at the scale of your living room. Gruber is of course right in that if the chip was included in Apple's latest iPad Pro models, Apple would certainly have told us!
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