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Want to give iBeacons a try? Head to an Apple Store

on December 6, 2013


One of the coolest new features Apple(s aapl) introduced in iOS 7 is support for iBeacons, small Bluetooth sensors that create a “beacon” around a region so an app can alert you when you enter one. And starting today, users can put this technology to the test at the Apple Store, according to The Associated Press. The report says that Apple is planning to switch on iBeacons throughout its 254 U.S. retail stores starting today.

I contacted Apple’s 24-hour Fifth Avenue location in New York City, which has about 20 iBeacons transmitters placed throughout the store, to ask if they are currently active. The store representative I spoke with said he couldn’t comment on whether the iBeacons are live, but that the Apple Store app has recently been updated with iBeacon support.

So if you what to give it a try, you’ll need a device running iOS…

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