Just before the launch of the 2019 iPhone, a build that was allegedly related to iOS 13 was leaked, indicating that Apple is preparing to radically improve its location and motion tracking capabilities. some of its upcoming smartwatches / wearables, using a new coprocessor chip, codenamed Rose or R1.
If you do not know, the coprocessor is an auxiliary processor, integrated on a device to complement the main processor in managing and performing certain functions, in this case as auxiliary. ability to track user movement and location. Coprocessor chips are small in size and use less power than the main chip.
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Apple will equip on iPhone 11 a new coprocessor chip, codenamed Rose or R1.
According to a new report released by reputable news site MacRumors, the Rose chip appears to be set to replace Apple’s current M-series motion processors. A new sensor will be introduced, along with a stronger wireless signal, allowing devices to recognize their position in physical space. as well as any other movement involved.
On the latest products, Apple is combining the M12 coprocessor chip with the A12 and A12X Bionic main chips to allow devices like the iPhone and iPad to collect motion data, wake the screen on the go. , and activate Siri even when the main chip is deactivated.
However, the actual function of the M12 chip is relatively limited, mainly focusing on collecting and analyzing data from the compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, manometer and microphone of the device.
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Meanwhile, the new generation Rose chip contains many “cool” features. Such as the ability to support inertial measurements, features that measure the position of objects in three dimensions based on Bluetooth 5.1 technology, super broadband location mapping, and camera sensor data analysis. . In general, the new and enhanced features will allow the device to be able to grasp its status in real time, such as when falling or moving quickly in a certain direction, as well as helping the device. determine by itself both the location of itself and the accessories or other objects within a certain range.
Of course, the arrival of this new generation coprocessor chip will also have a positive impact on the device’s enhanced AR processing capabilities. Rose is expected to help provide location data for AR glasses, significantly improve 3D spatial mapping capabilities for AR applications, and speed up the AR integration of digital elements on humans. real, object, or backdrop. If Rose is an upgrade of the M12 rather than an entirely new development chip, we can count on this new chip’s extremely economical power usage.
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With the arrival of Rose, the iPhone 11’s AR handling capabilities will be greatly improved
In addition, the MacRumors report also mentioned that Apple is likely to bring brand-new ultra-wideband wireless radio (UWB) technology to a number of products that will be launched in last month of 2019.
By this point, many people may be confused with some similar terminology in promoting the benefits of 5G millimeter wave connectivity that many companies have talked about. However, UWBs are said to be able to provide location tracking with greater accuracy, allowing objects to be precisely positioned within a range of 10-30cm from their actual position in the real time (for Bluetooth 5.1 versions), and 1-3m for older Bluetooth versions.
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Deploying UWB on mobile devices is not easy. The appearance of this technology will increase the selling price of the product significantly. Therefore, it is unclear whether Apple will use this technology merely for the purpose of tracking users’ locations or for other more unique plans.
The Rose coprocessor chip is expected to be available on phones this year, and most likely on other Apple mobile devices like the iPad and Apple Watch. It is currently not clear whether Apple will call this chip R1, or by its convention of sorting with new A-series processors (corresponding to R13,) or S-series (“R5”). in case this chip is planned for use on many different platforms.
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