Day: May 4, 2020

How Apple’s U1 chip could change the iPhone forever

Despite much fanfare around its other recent silicon creations, Apple didn’t give any stage time to its new U1 chip when it was introduced in September 2019 alongside the iPhone 11. The chip didn’t didn’t get much press coverage, either – in part because it is currently used only for the company’s local file-sharing system, AirDrop.

But in space-limited handsets like the iPhone, a new component isn’t introduced unless it has a significant role to play: the U1 chip could be the basis for applications that will be core to future Apple products and services.

The U1 utilises a wireless

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