The iPhone 15 has been released, and it is full of exciting features, including a well-received location-sharing feature that guides users to people are are trying to look for each other. According to Apple’s Vice President of Hardware Systems Engineering, Deniz Teoman, the second-generation ultra wideband chip is set to revolutionize the way people connect on a micro-level.
iPhone 15 with an Amazing Location Feature
According to Deniz, this new chip takes Ultra Wideband to the next level, enabling the iPhone 15 to connect with other devices using the same chip from up to three times farther away than the previous iteration. One use case for the new feature is for spotting nearby friends in densely populated spaces like train stations and shopping malls.
When another user shares their location, clear directions and distance indicators now appear on the phone’s screen, including a green arrow pointing directly towards the other user’s phone. When it comes to privacy, Apple’s got everything covered with their trusty privacy protections.
The Internet responded well to the announcement, with one loquacious commenter dubbing it “a sick feature”—while others celebrated the idea of never getting lost in a grocery store ever again. if only the friend-tracker was on every device.
Finally, a USB-C Charging Port
The new location feature is not the only game-changing update coming with the iPhone 15—it’s getting a USB-C charging port. This move is most probably in response to the recent ruling by the European Union that mandates every portable device be compatible with universal chargers before December 2024. It’s been a long time coming.
The introduction of the USB-C port has been one of the most hotly anticipated features of the new iPhone. Apple users have been waiting for this switch from lightning to USB-C, and it seems like this was the launch event where the company finally decided to do it, at long last.