iOS 8 Quick App Access

fezzzer

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Original poster
Jun 13, 2013
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I have recently travelled to the US and whilst in a shopping centre/mall my phone suggested several different app's whilst the screen was locked (as per the link below)

https://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/03/ios-8-apps-quick-access/

I understand this uses location services (I would assume GPS) however even whilst inside the shopping centre, it knew when I was in Starbucks, and separately it knew when I was in/near the Apple store.

How would it know where I was in the mall, would it use Wifi location information?
 

blhoward2

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Sep 19, 2012
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It's possibly iBeacon, which uses Bluetooth. Otherwise it's WiFi. Your phone isn't transmitting it's GPS location, the system is just deducing where you are and where you have been.
 

fezzzer

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Original poster
Jun 13, 2013
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Ah so that's what they're using iBeacon for. Makes perfect sense. They'll soon be pestering us with adverts as we walk around shops I imagine.
 
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