Apple filed an application to the FCC for a mysterious wireless device with the model number A1844 last year. Speculation of what this device could be ramped up but no answers were found. Today, images of the device were device were published by the FCC revealing more details about it.
The device appears to be badge reader meant to be mounted on a door. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth and NFC. The images of the device also reveal the manual, but it only features a simplified set of instructions. This likely means it’s not meant for public usage, only for personnel. Here’s what the instructions state.
1. Present the company provided credential to the reader.
2. The reader will indicate granted access by briefly changing color to green and playing a sound. Declined access is indicated by red color and a second sound.
This device would theoretically work in a office building with a credential. No rumors about an Apple lock system have ever surfaced, making this mystery device that much more interesting.
What does this mean?
The device is still shrouded in mystery. Is it meant to be a product for public usage or is it a device that will be used in the new Apple Park office building? At this point all we can do is speculate, but Apple doesn’t have a history of creating products for corporate use. It might hint a possible hardware expansion to work with its HomeKit system.
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