When the new Apple TV 4K was announced, the rumors were also proven true in the process in which a brand new, newly-designed Siri Remote was launched alongside it. However, some noticed that Apple’s announcement did not mention anything about UWB being integrated into the remote, suggesting that it might not have “Find My” capabilities.
However, a report from 9to5Mac has revealed that when you ask Siri in iOS 14.5 to “Find my Siri Remote”, it will respond by saying that you don’t have a Siri Remote linked to your iCloud account. This seems to suggest that “Find My” functionality could be part of the new Siri Remote even if Apple did not necessarily announce it.
In many ways, it makes sense since the Siri Remotes are so small and slim that it’s a lot easier to misplace it compared to larger remotes, which are already pretty easy to lose. Plus, it doesn’t need UWB to be trackable, just Bluetooth will do the trick, it’s just that having the U1 chip and UWB would make locating it a lot more precise.
That being said, 9to5Mac cautions that this message from Siri might not mean anything. They suggest that it might simply be a hint of a feature that was in development but simply did not make the cut for this particular generation of hardware, but either way, we’ll have to wait and see.