No, Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband and Apple’s U1 ultra wideband chip are not related

By: Rae Hodge

You may have heard the term “ultra wideband” getting thrown around by both Apple and Verizon, but their two use cases are actually very different. Here’s what you need to know about UWB.

Apple’s ultra wideband U1 chip

Apple’s U1 chip is the company’s first use of sophisticated location-tracking technology that’s faster, more precise and more secure than GPS-based location tracking. It can better pinpoint the exact location of phones, key fobs and tracking tags. It’s been used in other fields for a while now.

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