Apple’s iBeacon Is Already In Almost 200 Million iPhones And iPads

Posted by | December 25, 2013 | General | No Comments
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26-12-2013 | Forbes | Anthony Wing Kosner

Over the summer Anthony Wing Kosner predicted that the micro-location iBeacon would be the most important new feature in iOS 7. Consumer awareness of the feature is low, but it is estimated to be available (potentially) on almost 200 million iOS devices that contain Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) right now.
What’s missing are apps that give users compelling reasons to engage with what we can call the Internet of iThings. There is a tremendous amount of energy bubbling up in the tech world surrounding little chips in little purpose-built internet-connected devices that do little but helpful things. When Anthony was out in San Francisco a few weeks ago, many of the people he met with were involved with hardware startups of this kind.

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