Apple’s U1 chip has been unlocked in 4 extra international locations, that means options like Precision Discovering will now work the place the chip has been unlocked.
Apple’s Extremely Wideband U1 Chip Unlocked in Argentina, Pakistan, Paraguay and Solomon Islands
Beforehand, quite a lot of AirTag customers came upon the onerous method that Precision Discovering shouldn’t be working for them in any respect, as if the characteristic did not exist within the first place. It was just because the U1 chip was disabled of their area / nation. With the discharge iOS 14.7, Apple has went forward and unlocked the U1 Extremely Wideband chip in 4 extra international locations, that are as follows:
- Solomon Islands
The locations the place the chip remains to be disabled are as follows, as per Apple’s Ultra Wideband availability page:
Remember the fact that the Extremely Wideband chip is simply out there in iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 lineup of smartphones. If in case you have one thing older than that and do not see options like Precision Discovering working, then it is utterly regular as these older iPhones should not have a built-in U1 chip.
Aside from Precision Discovering for AirTag, Apple makes use of the U1 chip in different nice methods as properly. For instance, it’s utilized in AirDrop to seek out contacts round you by merely pointing your telephone at them. In fact, they need to have a U1-enabled iPhone as properly for it to work. Aside from that, HomePod mini additionally contains a built-in U1 chip.
In case you had been holding again from shopping for the AirTag as a result of U1 was not out there in your area then you may go forward along with your buy.