Apple’s special event is tomorrow and ahead of the expected 2019 iPhone unveil, a new leak has been discovered in iOS 13, confirming ultra-wideband, a key component to locate ‘Apple Tags’.
According to MacRumors, an internal build of iOS 13, a new coprocessor will be inside 2019 iPhone models named ‘R1’ (t2006) or internally known as ‘Rose’.
Apple has introduced coprocessors for its iPhones in the past—such as its M-series—to help process motion data and take workloads off its main system CPU.
The new ‘R1’ coprocessor may replace the M-series, alludes MacRumors, saying, “The Rose coprocessor will add support for an inertial measurement unit (IMU), Bluetooth 5.1 features, ultra-wideband (UWB) and camera (including motion capture and optical tracking) sensor data to not only tell where the device is but also fuse this sensor data together to find lost Apple Tags and aid in the processing of People Occlusion from ARKit.”
According to Twitter user ‘Longhorn’, who helped contribute to the MacRumors story, the user says there is an 8-core CPU coming known as H12/A13 in upcoming iPhones.
Turns out: there is an H12/A13 CPU with 8 cores.
— Longhorn (@never_released) September 9, 2019
We’re just over 24 hours away from Apple’s special event, which will be streamed live on YouTube for the first time. Stay tuned for more tomorrow as we find out what Apple has in store for 2019.