Apple Stores fire up iBeacon to track you while you shop

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Apple’s iBeacon will find its way to Apple Store customers on Friday.

Apple will start using the iBeacon feature built into iOS 7 to be a personal shopper for customers on Friday at its 254 stores across the US. As long as you have Apple’s official Store app installed and allow the program to track your location, iBeacon can tell you about the products you’re near in the store, and provide order updates that can be shared with sales staff on the floor.

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