In July last year, Apple’s iBeacon passed through FCC revealing its measurements, its power requirements and other relevant details. However, the documents that described the iBeacon in detail were withheld.
Samsung and Apple have been butting heads for quite some time, both with products for consumers and within court rooms, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to end any time soon.
Bonnaroo is one of the most popular festivals out there, with a lot of concertgoers traveling between events, attractions, and whatever else might be present at the event. Thanks to iBeacons, some important data has been collected regarding attendees and their habits.
A recent Apple filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission provides an in-depth look at the first Apple-designed iBeacon hardware. The filing was published on July 4th and went under the radar until mentioned on Twitter on Saturday evening.
Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will announce more plans for its iBeacon technology at the WWDC Keynote, which kicks off in just over 12 hours from now.
The iBeacon technology was introduced in iOS 7. It is a special Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) profile that enables “micro-location” and ranging.
iBeacon is a new technology in iOS 7 that lets business owners deliver location-aware notifications to their customers powered by Bluetooth Low Energy. BeaconCrawl is a new kind of Pub Crawl organised by New York City pubs that makes the experience of a pub crawl more interesting by using iBeacons.
When iBeacon was originally launched back with iOS 7 last year, most people didn’t know of its true potential. A new iPhone app however plans to utilize iBeacons to its full potential with the help of user determined functions.
Apple updated iOS 7.1 and rolled into the update some major improvements to the iBeacon platform, claims BEEKn.net. The biggest improvement is the ability of the operating system to detect iBeacons even when an iBeacon-compatible app is shut down or running in the background. This functionality persists even when the device is rebooted, suggesting this background function is now built into the OS and is not dependent on the applications themselves.
Apple has added the iBeacon specification to its MFi certification program, allowing manufacturers to seek approval for products that’ll use the iBeacon name, reports Beekn.