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With iBeacon Apple Is Going to Dump on NFC & Embrace The Internet of Things
With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things
By: Hari Gottipati
Sep. 12, 2013 01:30 AM
I wrote a guest post for GigaOm on iBeacons in which I detailed how Apple is going to embrace Internet of Things and dump NFC. I also detailed about significance of iBeacons in indoor location based services and in-store marketing. Google is betting on NFC, but Apple is moving forward with iBeacons. Here is the Gigaom post - With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things.
Nor did Apple say anything about it during the iPhone event Tuesday. But I'm sure this is going to be a big deal, and startup companies like Estimote agree, announcing its support for Apple's technology Tuesday and releasing this demonstration video.
Why is that so? For a couple of reasons: it opens a door to new set of applications such as indoor maps and in-store marketing, it makes the internet of things a realty and it might kill NFC (near-field communications), the wireless technology most linked with mobile payments.
Even CNN picked up the article from GigaOm. Here is the CNN link.
Wall Street Journal used excerpts from my GigaOm article - What People Are Saying About the New iPhones.
Hari Gottipati writes on GigaOm about what wasn't talked about at the launch: iBeacon, a bluetooth-powered location technology that will ship inside iOS 7.
Gottipati's rational on why iBeacon might kill NFC:
This kind of technology gets us closer to the Internet of Things, Gottipati writes.
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