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Mystery Thread wireless chips uncovered in Apple’s latest Macs and iPads

June 6, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Evidence has emerged that several Apple devices released since last September contain a mysterious Thread wireless chip, as spotted by The Verge. These devices include the M4 iPad Pro, M3 MacBook Pros, M3 iMacs, M2 iPad Air, and more. The presence of Thread was uncovered via FCC filings, which show the radio being tested for compliance on these devices.

It isn’t clear why Apple is cramming this seemingly random wireless tech into its computers and tablets. But it likely has to do with the smart home connectivity protocol known as Matter – one that Apple itself helped develop.

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