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Apple iOS 14.3 Beta 1 drop hints on AirTags launch

The upcoming AirTags are said to work on U1 Ultra Wideband chip, which is also found in iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.

Apple previously paid VirnetX $454 million because of a verdict over earlier versions of the features. Apple has launched an aggressive campaign to invalidate VirnetX patents, but its victories at the US Patent and Trademark Office hadn’t come in time to avoid its losses in district court.
Apple previously paid VirnetX $454 million because of a verdict over earlier versions of the features. Apple has launched an aggressive campaign to invalidate VirnetX patents, but its victories at the US Patent and Trademark Office hadn’t come in time to avoid its losses in district court. (REUTERS)

Apple has today released its iOS 14.3 beta 1 and while we have already come across the new icon for the upcoming headphones, AirPods Studio, a hint of another rumoured product has been given in the latest OS version. It is being said that this new iOS 14.3 beta 1 has support for the much-anticipated AirTags item tracker. Some new images and videos have been surfaced, showing the setup process for AirTags. Also said that there’s a hidden section in ‘Find My’ app called ‘Hawkeye’ and it is made for AirTags and for third party devices also such as Tile.

The upcoming AirTags are said to work on U1 Ultra Wideband chip, which is also found in iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. This will help in accurate tracking of items that are linked with AirTags. It will also result in improved offline tracking using Bluetooth connectivity.

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It has been previously mentioned that with "Lost Mode" enabled, an iPhone user will be able to scan an AirTag connected to a found item, scan it and get the number of the owner so it can be given back to him/her.

While this still has so time to hit the shelves, the rumoured AirPods Studio seems to be receiving the same amount of traction with fans on the web. This is supposed to be Apple’s first ever headphone series. It is also rumoured to come in two version, while one will be more affordable with plastic and metal components, the other one may feature leather.

Interestingly, this was also found inside the ‘Find My’ app.

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