According to the technical specifications of the new AirPods Max, the new and expensive Apple headphones does not integrate ultra wideband U1 chip. Although for the price they have they could fit on an M1 chip.
It is The U1 chip has already debuted on 11 iPhones last year, and he is in charge of placing a device that integrates this module in space, thanks to a special ultra-broadband Bluetooth. It is therefore strange that he does not integrate it.
The U1 chip started life in iPhone 11 models last year. This module improves the positioning in space of two devices which connect via said modem.
The distance between two devices integrating the U1 chip can be accurately measured calculate the time it takes for a radio wave to pass between them, much more precisely than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi.
Apple’s deployment of the U1 chip has been intermittent, with all iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models, Apple Watch Series 6 and HomePod mini models equipped with said chip, but not with the second generation iPhone SE, Apple Watch SE or the latest models of iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro. Apple must also launch a Mac that includes this component.
The use of ultra-wideband technology (Ultra wide band) Apple has been limited so far, as directional AirDrop functionality in iOS 13 and later, and nothing else. But the company has promised more exciting new features in the future.
One of those new uses for the U1 chip will likely be its trackers. AirTags, which will surely incorporate Ultra Wideband technology, which will allow users to locate their lost items with greater precision.
As we already pointed out in his time, some leaks such as L0vetodream They had suggested that the AirPods Max (which had initially been dubbed AirPods Studio) would be equipped with the U1 chip, and ultimately this is not the case. So if you buy them, try not to lose them, because you will have a disappointment valued at 629 Euros.