Apple is today expected to showcase new phones with A13 series chips that will have an upgraded piece of silicon. Now, of great interest is that the internal build will have a new co-processor with the codename Rose and R1.
Like its predecessor, Rose will have the ability to provide the iOS with the actual location of the iPhone. However, Rose is said to have access to wider sensor information as an upgrade from the previous motion co-processor.
According to MacRumors, the chip is able to draw information from a gyroscope, compass, accelerometer data, Bluetooth 5.1 chip, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the ultra-wide band (UWB).
Of all these information sources, the ultra-wide band is by far the most impressive. It is reported to be in-built in all 2019 iPhone models. The UWB radio is awesome in that it allows a phone to be tracked to a narrowed down distance of about a third foot. This is an improvement from the current 16 feet distance that Bluetooth LE trackers can only track.
This UWB radio upgrade can only mean one thing. Users can now rest assured that if they lose their iPhones they’ll be able to track it down quite easily. This may not be good news to those with the habit of picking what’s not theirs. Instead of getting embarrassed by getting caught, simply stay away from the new iPhone arrivals.
Rose is also expected to be a part of Apple’s Augmented Reality which would begin with the iPad Pro. The chip is also expected to help improve some of ARKit’s functionality. Its only hours to the launch, we can’t wait to interact with the gadgets and get to see what the fuss is all about. Whether it’s worth it or not, let’s find out!