iPhone 15 to get upgraded UWB chip to integrate Vision Pro

Aadil Raval
By Aadil Raval
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Apple unveiled the Apple Vision Pro at WWDC 2023 a few days ago. The next big launch is the iPhone 15 series slated to arrive this September. Turns out Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some juicy information to offer regarding one of the key specifications that the iPhone 15 series will arrive with that will integrate it with Apple’s VR headset.

According to the information Kuo has put forward, Apple is working on upgrading the ultrawideband (UWB) that will be embedded with the upcoming iPhone 15 series. The UWB chip will come integrated with Vision Pro support. The Cupertino-based giant is working on upgrading the fabrication process from 16nm to 7nm which would translate into enhanced performance and reduced power consumption.

Apple uses U1 UWB chipset on a varied range of products from iPhone 11 to AirTags, AirPods Pro charging case to Apple Watch Series 6, and more. The chipset is designed to facilitate features such as AirDrop, Find My, Precision Finding, and Handoff among others. The upgraded chip would allow iPhones to become compatible with the newly launched Apple Vision Pro headsets too. It would pave the way toward Vision Pro’s integration into the Apple ecosystem.

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Moreover, the entire iPhone lineup supporting the UWB chipset will be able to enjoy software updates reducing their overall power consumption.

iPhone 15 to get upgraded UWB chip to integrate Vision Pro
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Apart from the upgraded UWB chip, iPhone 15 is likely to stick to the current Wi-Fi 6 standards only. In fact, Kuo added that it will be iPhone 16 series next year when Apple will shift towards Wi-Fi 7 technology that provides improved data throughput and faster transfer speeds among other benefits. It would be beneficial given the fact that Apple’s Vision Pro VR headset would have become mainstream by then thereby leveraging Wi-Fi 7 would make a lot of sense.

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Apple unveiled the Apple Vision Pro at WWDC 2023 a few days ago. The next big launch is the iPhone 15 series slated to arrive this September. Turns out Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has some juicy information to offer regarding one of the key specifications that the iPhone 15 series will arrive with that will integrate it with Apple’s VR headset.

According to the information Kuo has put forward, Apple is working on upgrading the ultrawideband (UWB) that will be embedded with the upcoming iPhone 15 series. The UWB chip will come integrated with Vision Pro support. The Cupertino-based giant is working on upgrading the fabrication process from 16nm to 7nm which would translate into enhanced performance and reduced power consumption.

Apple uses U1 UWB chipset on a varied range of products from iPhone 11 to AirTags, AirPods Pro charging case to Apple Watch Series 6, and more. The chipset is designed to facilitate features such as AirDrop, Find My, Precision Finding, and Handoff among others. The upgraded chip would allow iPhones to become compatible with the newly launched Apple Vision Pro headsets too. It would pave the way toward Vision Pro’s integration into the Apple ecosystem.

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Moreover, the entire iPhone lineup supporting the UWB chipset will be able to enjoy software updates reducing their overall power consumption.

iPhone 15 to get upgraded UWB chip to integrate Vision Pro
Image via AppleInsider

Apart from the upgraded UWB chip, iPhone 15 is likely to stick to the current Wi-Fi 6 standards only. In fact, Kuo added that it will be iPhone 16 series next year when Apple will shift towards Wi-Fi 7 technology that provides improved data throughput and faster transfer speeds among other benefits. It would be beneficial given the fact that Apple’s Vision Pro VR headset would have become mainstream by then thereby leveraging Wi-Fi 7 would make a lot of sense.

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