- Apple (AAPL) will reveal more iBeacon technology at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco starting today.
- Virgin Atlantic has already installed beacons in London's Heathrow Airport so a smartphone automatically displays a boarding pass when the passenger comes to the gate or security. LabWerk has also produced an app to alert drivers of empty spots in parking garages based on the beacons.
- Mobile devices receive the low-power Bluetooth signal within 500ft of a beacon. The transmitter price is now between $5 and $20, but is expected to fall to less than $2 next year.
- Apple has also addressed iBeacon privacy concerns, saying the beacons don't track users, since they only send out a signal, and don't receive information.