Tag Archive: iBeacon

Coachella 2016 will rock Apple Pay and iBeacon support

Apple is all about music these days, which is why it makes perfect sense that the company would be keen to target the hip, young, presumably disposable-incomed revelers at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Thanks to Square, Coachella’s official point-of-sale provider, attendees will be able to use Apple Pay to buy food, […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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FCC filing suggests Apple will enter the iBeacon hardware business

Apple’s iBeacon technology has potentially massive implications across a range of areas — many of them having been demonstrated over the past year. Up until now, however, Apple has handled only the software side of the equation with the aid…Read more ›

Total iBeacon shipments will blow past 60 million units by 2019

Apple’s iBeacon tech has been a boon for retail stores looking to advertise deals to customers on a per-location basis, but according to the a new report, retail is only smallest market iBeacons have tapped into. In five years a…Read more ›

iOS 7.1.2 released with iBeacon improvements, small bug fixes

Today Apple released iOS 7.1.2, a small update that includes several bug fixes, including enhanced “iBeacon connectivity and stability.” The update is available through Software Update on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running iOS 7. Here are the changes in…Read more ›

Last minute WWDC rumors include more on health, home and iBeacon

It’s the eve of the Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff, and tomorrow morning Apple will hold its first media event of 2014. Like always, there’s a ton of speculation on what will and won’t be announced. Some last minute reports share new information on…Read more ›

MLB.com At the Ballpark Adds iBeacon Support

Major League Baseball mobile companion app MLB.com At the Ballpark has just received a significant update. While one new feature is the expected iOS 7 redesign, the most exciting update relates to Apple’s iBeacon technology. As Cult of Mac wrote…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Why Aren’t People Freaking Out About iBeacon?

The new iOS 7.1, which Apple launched this week, contained massively improved iBeacon functionality. Among these improvements is that Apple has cancelled an element of user permission. Once you’ve installed a store’s app — say, for example, Apple’s own Apple…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Tightens Control Of iBeacon Trademark By Adding It To ‘Made For iPhone’ Program

Up to this point, the term “iBeacon” has been used to describe just about any location-aware transmitter that can send data to a device over Bluetooth. But now it’s going to get harder for companies to market their products as…Read more ›    [Read More…]

The Super Bowl Kicks Off iBeacon Season

The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and Apple’s iBeacon will be there. The New York Times reported this week that iPhone owners in East Rutherford, New Jersey (where MetLife Stadium where the Super Bowl is) — and also in some areas…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Why Apple’s iBeacon Is Under-Hyped

Apple products are usually over-hyped. But there’s one that’s radically under-hyped: Apple’s iBeacon positioning system. So I’m here to turn up the noise on this quiet revolution. You really need to know more about this, because it’s going to change…Read more ›    [Read More…]