This week, Apple released the first beta version of macOS Monterey 12.3, which offers interesting features and even hints at new technologies: internal files point to possible Ultra Wideband (UWB) support in new Macs.
According to 9To5Mac, the latest beta version of macOS 12 is equipped with the necessary tools to support ultra-wideband technology. These same tools are already being used to provide UWB support on mobile devices with the U1 chip. Ultra-wideband technology is a wireless communication technology over short distances at low power costs. This allows multiple devices that support UWB to discover each other.
Apple introduced this technology to its devices back in 2019 with the iPhone 11. Soon after, Apple Watch, HomePod mini and AirTags came out with support for this technology. Now Apple is gearing up to bring this feature to its Macs as well. At the same time, there is not a single iPad model with UWB support on the market yet. But the macOS 12.3 beta indicates the brand is at least experimenting with the technology with its PC lineup.
At the moment, Apple is preparing for the spring presentation of its new devices, where the company can talk about its plans for UWB technology.