HomePod mini update adds UWB-enhanced handoff features

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Outside of powering the latest version of AirDrop, this is one of the first features we’ve seen Apple use the U1 chip to enhance. The component is expected to power the company’s long-rumored AirTags, which Apple will reportedly announce later this year. You can manually update your HomePod mini to take advantage of the new UWB functionality by launching the Home app and navigating to the Software Update section of the Settings menu.

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Apple, HomePod mini, U1, UWB, Ultra-wideband, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iOS 14, iOS 14.4, AirTags, gear

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