FCC reveals Apple’s unreleased iBeacon hardware

“Way back in July, Apple registered FCC certification for a new piece of iBeacon Bluetooth hardware,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.

“It was unclear by those filings the nature of the product, whether it was targeted at use in Apple Stores, some form of developer testing equipment or something else entirely,” Mayo reports. “The product was never made publicly available for purchase, for unknown reasons.”

“However, time has elapsed such that the rest of Apple’s submitted documents are now available to the public,” Mayo reports. “Vitally, this includes a user manual which immediately signals that this iBeacon hardware was meant for developers, presumably to test iBeacon integration in their own apps. It’s unclear, though, if this is meant to be used ‘in the wild.'”

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