Big Data for Retail
"The iBeacon is sensitive enough to tell when a shopper is wandering past a table full of iPads or standing next to the iPhone accessories inside an Apple Store."
This is interesting. Apple stores display products very cleanly and effectively-- but a lot of others stores are cluttered jungles of messy stands, awkwardly-placed kiosks, garish signage, and clogged traffic paths. Technologies like iBeacon mean there will eventually be no excuse for this sort of poor retail space feng shui. Businesses will know which displays customers linger near, and which ones they pass without a second thought. It will let them know when people get clustered together, when storefront ads attract passersby, and so on. Lots of stuff that could be optimized, especially during busy periods such as the holiday shopping rush.