MLB shows us what to expect from iOS 7′s new iBeacon location services

MLB shows us what to expect from iOS 7′s new iBeacon location services

Among the lesser-touted additions to iOS 7 is iBeacon, a new feature that allows the iPhone (4S and later) to communicate with tiny, cheap Bluetooth LE sensors, enabling all kinds of location-based services. One major application is obviously indoor mapping, which has proven to be a major pain point for smartphones. In terms of accuracy, iBeacon is a massive improvement over traditional methods of monitoring a user’s location like GPS — a technology that’s too often off the mark when you’re inside. Google has launched indoor maps to make tourist attractions and multi-floor destinations like shopping malls easier to explore, and iBeacon represents Apple’s answer to the problem.

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MLB shows us what to expect from iOS 7′s new iBeacon location services

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