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8 September 2022

[Update] Which Apple devices have the U1 chip?

The U1 chip is used in Apple devices for the new functions in the “Where is?” Network and for the use of Apple AirTags. The “U” stands for “ultra broadband”. But in which Apple devices is the [...]
26 July 2021

The best use cases for Apple's AirTags

With the Apple AirTags, the iPhone manufacturer from Cupertino has brought a couple of extensively applicable trackers with Bluetooth, NFC and ultra broadband onto the market. But one or the other might wonder what purpose [...]
23 July 2021

AirTags experiment: By post to Apple, SpaceX and North Korea

The Bluetooth and ultra-wideband trackers called AirTags, released by Apple, can be used in many practical situations. A more or less practical application of the not entirely cheap tracking aids is the tracking of parcel shipments. One in Germany [...]
4 June 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 22, 2021

One week follows the next and we are approaching the middle of the year. The fixed point on Friday is of course the Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you which [...]
14 May 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 19, 2021

Half of May is already over, the first days of summer have shown up, and now it's Friday for the time being. That means it's time again for a new edition of the Sir Apfelot newsreel. In the following show [...]
7 May 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 18, 2021

May is here, but the warm weather is still a long time coming. While we're doing that, let's take a look at the Apple and tech news that I received in calendar week 18 of 2021 [...]
6 May 2021

AirTag Developer Mode: Simple insight into the "exact search" function

If you use an Apple AirTag in combination with an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12, you can use the U1 chip installed there to start the "exact search" function. This uses the ultra-broadband radio, the camera and [...]
5 May 2021

Reset AirTag: Restore the Apple Tracker to factory settings

If you want to reset an Apple AirTag so that you can set it up again, sell it or give it away, there is a very specific procedure. The step-by-step instructions for resetting AirTags to factory settings can be found in [...]
30 April 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 17, 2021

Not only does New Pokémon Snap appear for the Nintendo Switch this Friday, there is of course also a new Sir Apfelot newsreel. This time I'll show you what Apple and tech news I get in [...]
26 April 2021

Order Apple AirTag on Amazon and receive it faster

The apparently high demand for Apple AirTags has ensured that delivery times in the Apple online shop have become longer and longer. At the moment you have to wait until May for the new Bluetooth trackers to come to your home [...]