Apple's iBeacon to improve the shopping experience at Apple Stores
0. phoneArena 18 Nov 2013, 01:22 posted on
Apple is about to enhance your shopping experience at brick and mortar Apple Stores. The Cupertino based tech titan is about to install iBeacon transmitters on the tables and shelves at its stores. With the iBeacon in place, those walking into an Apple Store with an iPhone or iPad will be able to sidle up to an accessory and see additional information about it on their phone, including features and pricing...
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1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9078; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Um, it's a okay idea and all, but I don't see many people using when theres 20+ Apple employees working in one store.
8. Pancholo (Posts: 378; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
But we will always have *that* friend in the car that goes: "Annnnnnnnd I got an update - Oh! Hold my frappuccino! Must be an Apple Store nearby! Give me 10 minutes, bro!"
16. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
come on man give it more credit than that. this is a pretty good idea.
this is what they're doing with their technology. it deserves props.
2. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
Another Gimmick Apps From Apple Iphone :)
3. sinple (Posts: 123; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
its a bluetooth transmitter that has been around for years? why is it call iBeacon?
4. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
So Apple is officially saying no to "NFC" yes to “iBeacon”!
5. Pancholo (Posts: 378; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Scumbag brain... I read everything as "iBacon" until now.
15. neurobiologist (banned) (Posts: 89; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I am still reading it like that, and I am ok with that )
6. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
This Fitur Already There On Bluetooth, Apple Only Chance The Name To iBeacon :) But Don't Worry Apple User Will assume This Brilliant Fitur. Hahah, iBeacon Thats Make Me Laught :lol:
7. Pancholo (Posts: 378; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Holy crap. Now, for some reason, I honestly think you write horrible in purpose. Your post gave me an aneurysm.
9. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
I won't guess anything based on leaked information when it's Apple related.
"New is easy, right is hard"
Apple has shown so far that if they add some new features, they are actually useful with less to no trade-offs. (Siri being THE exception)
TouchID for example, is extremely convenient. I never password-protected my phones because I hate being halted every time when I want to do something with my phone.
But with TouchID, it's even faster because I don't have to swipe away the lock screen.
"It just works"
That's the difference.
13. darkkjedii (Posts: 13523; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
While you're :lol:, go ahead and change "Chance to change, and Laught to laugh".
10. androiphone20 (Posts: 1547; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
It's always best to know how useful something is when you actually use it, rather than being a total d*!k about it
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 13523; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Not a bad move apple, not a bad move at all. This will surely make things move along smoother, as apple stores are usually pack to the gills. Consider it Jedii approved.
17. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i think this is brilliant man. its giving more use to the technology in the phone. its impressive as a shopper to sit in a store and be updated on things the company can offer me while waiting.
19. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I love this iBeacons feature and that developers can use it. I think this is the most future-thinking feature I've seen in a while, triggering actions depending on your location and in the future maybe have connected, smart houses. This has an infinite number of uses.
20. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i know most would hate to say or admit it but this is innovation. lol
21. buccob (Posts: 1657; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I agree that this is innovation... but I have been using Llama app in android for 289 days in my latest phone (and a bit more in my past devices) and it has performed over 41K actions
LLAMA = Llama is a Location Aware Mobile App
I have it to automatically turn off and on my WiFi, BT, and Data depending on Location, Battery and conexion drops... It also makes a great Location reminder, and even silence my phone accordingly if I happen to make an event with the words "Movie, Meeting, Seminar" in my calendar
Im not discrediting apple's new feature... but it is similar to what is already out there... specially in combination of NFC.
22. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
its not the same as what apple is using theirs for man.. that's the point of this article.
Android is not giving you notification or information based on its products and services when you're in the store.
23. buccob (Posts: 1657; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I know it is not the same... but the principle of using you location to trigger actions is already there...
I like what I am using way more than having advertising displayed when I enter an Apple Store...
I am not discrediting the innovation of the tech, I am just saying that it has been done something similar already