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Apple's iBeacon has gone live in over 250 stores across the US

Over 250 stores across the US have just enabled Apple's location-aware shopping app, iBeacon.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Fri, Dec 6 2013 6:14 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

iBeacon is part of Apple's iOS 7, which works with low-power Bluetooth transmitters and the Apple Store app, which together track your location within a retail store, providing relevant information to your iPhone.

Apple's iBeacon has gone live in over 250 stores across the US | TweakTown.com

For example, if you were standing next to the iPhone table, with everything iBeacon requires from you enabled, it would pop a message up onto your iPhone asking if you'd like to upgrade. It would also tell you if you were eligible for getting some money back for trading in your old iPhone. It could also send push notifications to customers alerting them to when their order is ready to be picked up.

iBeacon isn't just limited to Apple Stores, either, as it has rolled out into retailers like Macy's, J.C. Penney and more.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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