Ming-Chi Kuo delivered his latest investor note with some interesting predictions on the upcoming iPhones. The iPhone 15 lineup will feature a new, upgraded ultra-wideband chip that will improve the integration with the Vision Pro headset.
Apple has used the same U1 UWB chip since the iPhone 11. Per Kuo, the U2 will make the move from 16nm (on the U1) to 7nm, improving performance and power consumption.
Apple’s U1 chip is also in the Watch Series 6 and newer, the HomePod mini, the second-gen HomePod, the new AirPods Pro’s case, and in the AirTags. The U1 allows for Find My features, Handoff, Precision Finding, and AirDrop.
The other bit of news concerns next year’s iPhone 16 series, which will reportedly make the jump to Wi-Fi 7. This is another way to make Vision Pro work better with the iPhone.
Per the Wi-Fi Alliance’s own words, Wi-Fi 7 enables imperceptible levels of latency and lifelike responsiveness in VR and AR content.