The iBeacon/BLE vs NFC Debate: Now the Truth

Feb. 3, 2014

White Paper

When Apple's iBeacon feature rolled out in 2013, many observers proclaimed it an "NFC killer." But that assessment overlooks an important fact: iBeacon is but a manifestation of a technology — Bluetooth Low Energy — that functions much differently than NFC.

In this whitepaper from Pyrim Technologies, Steve Gurley offers a detailed comparison of both technologies and their unique (and often complementary) use cases.

Topics: Contactless / NFC , Handsets / Devices , Mobile Payments , NFC

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