IT House January 29 news, according to 9to5 Mac reported that Apple this week released the first beta of macOS Monterey 12.3, which has new features such as universal control and safe notes in Safari Password Manager. The update also prepares new technology for Apple's desktop operating system, as internal system files suggest that ultra-wideband (or UWB) will make their way into Mac devices.
The latest beta version of macOS 12 includes the framework and daemons needed to support ultra-wideband technology (this is the part of the system that runs in the background). These tools are already used to provide UWB support on iOS devices with U1 chips.
UWB Ultra-Wideband Technology is a short-range wireless communication protocol for spatial sensing. In this way, two or more UWB devices in the same room can pinpoint each other.
IT House learned that Apple first introduced UWB technology into the iPhone 11 phone in 2019, and then extended it to the Apple Watch, HomePod mini and AirTag. In Apple's ecosystem, it can enable faster AirDrop, CarKey certification, and even the need to take an iPhone out of your pocket, fast AirPlay transfers, and find the exact location my network uses.
If Apple decides to introduce the U1 chip into its computers, those benefits could extend to Macs. It's worth noting, however, that even the latest iPad models don't feature ultra-wideband technology, so the only thing we're sure of now is that Apple has been experimenting with UWB technology with more devices. It's unclear exactly when we'll see new releases for Mac and iPads with U1 chips.
Previously, it was revealed that Apple will hold a special event this spring, and perhaps we will see more about Apple's plans to expand UWB technology on its devices.