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iPhone 15 has incredible feature that guides you to someone who has shared their location with you

Stewart Perrie

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iPhone 15 has incredible feature that guides you to someone who has shared their location with you

The iPhone 15 has been unveiled and it comes packed with loads of exciting and incredible features.

One that has really struck a chord with people online is its new location sharing feature.

Apple's Vice President of hardware systems engineering, Deniz Teoman, explained in the keynote address that the second-generation ultra Wideband chip will help connect people who might be trying to find each other.


Deniz said: "Ultra Wideband is getting even better this year because just like Apple Watch, iPhone 15, has our cutting-edge second generation Ultra Wideband chip.

"So iPhone 15 can connect to other devices with this chip from up to three times farther away.

"This chip also opens up a completely new way to use Precision Finding on iPhone 15 to find your friends.

"When you're in a crowded place like a train station or a farmer's market, and your friends share their location, you'll be guided right to them, with clear directions and distance.


"It's built into Find My, so it has all the same privacy protections that users have come to trust."

Much like the technology that helps you find your keys or wallet, a big green arrow will show up on your iPhone 15 to display where your friend or loved one is and how far away they are.

People were blown away by the update.

One said: "This is a sick feature!"


Another joked: "No more losing me in a grocery store."

A third added: "This feature should be on all phones tbh."

The new models will have a USB-C charging cable point. Credit: Apple
The new models will have a USB-C charging cable point. Credit: Apple

Another big change will be the iPhone 15 getting a USB-C charging port, which is a huge shake up from previous phones.


Currently, the iPhone is unique in opting for a proprietary lightning cable, while other devices, including some in the Apple range, require a USB-C cable point.

Well, that's all about to change, as Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed during his presentation that future devices will join the USB-C crew.

They've kind of been strong-armed into it, as the European Union ruled recently that all portable devices need to be compatible with a universal charger by December 2024.

The law is aimed to combat e-waste by bringing about a common standard but no matter the reason behind it, I think we can all agree that it's about time.


The introduction of a USB-C port is pretty much one of the most anticipated features of the new iPhone and is something Apple customers were really expecting for this one.

It was pretty inevitable that Apple would have to switch from lightning to USB-C at some point and while it could have dragged its heels until next year's launch, this is the product launch everyone tipped the company to make the switch for.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Apple

Topics: Apple, iPhone, Technology

Stewart Perrie
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