The iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini come with a powerful new chip — a key building block for Apple’s vision of a fully interconnected future

SourceBusiness Insider

Apple quietly unveiled its U1 chip last year, and now it's starting to appear in major products like the iPhone 12, HomePod Mini, and Apple Watch Series 6. Apple hasn't said much about what features the U1 chip will enable aside from a few passing references, but its inclusion in major products suggest it could have big plans for the tech in the future. For example, Apple showed how the HomePod Mini can understand when your phone is nearby and trigger content to be displayed on your iPhone. Other major smartphone makers like Samsung are beginning to incorporate the tech into their products as well.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During last year's iPhone launch, Apple quietly unveiled a brand-new chip with little fanfare: the U1. The chip, which first appeared more...