Indoor Navigation Features
One of the more interesting rumored additions to the 2019 iPhone lineup is the possible inclusion of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. UWB is a short-radio communications technology that can allow for much more precise and accurate location services. Essentially, it’s a bit like GPS, but it can be used for indoor navigation.
The feature could have a wide arrange of benefits, from getting more precise location data in Find My iPhone to simple turn-by-turn navigation features within airports, malls or other large buildings. Of course, UWB requires that transmitter systems be installed at such locations. But hey, look at how quickly contactless payment systems spread after Apple Pay. It’s possible that Apple’s new feature could spur the same type of adoption.