Apple made us wait a while for Apple Pay, but now that the service is out of the gate, a new rumor suggests that the company is already preparing to release the loyalty rewards program that was reportedly scheduled for a late 2015 release. According to Bank Innovation, we could see it in time for the holiday shopping season.
It's still not entirely clear if iBeacons will ever take off quite like Apple wants them to, but Major League Baseball is determined to give them a fighting chance. Over the past few months the organization has outfitted 28 stadiums with the technology, and now it's entering phase two with a special project at this year's All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.
One of the most intersting products to start with a lower-case "i" isn't one consumers will be lining up around the block to purchase, but it could certainly transform the way we shop at retail stores around the globe.
This weekend we said goodbye to an old friend whose legacy will live on in our memories forevermore. Ah, who are we kidding? Nobody used the free Twitter Music app, and that's why the microblogging service is driving a stake in its heart next month. This and oh so much more in our weekend edition of the news recap!
Major League Baseball wants you to come out to the ballgame, and there's a good chance that it plans on using iBeacon technology to help you find those peanuts and crackerjacks. According to an unnamed source "familiar with the plans" who spoke with MacRumors, we could see "thousands" of iBeacons scattered throughout America's ballparks by the time the season starts next March. Sounds like a home run for Apple.