Gadget now uses Bluetooth 4.0 for better battery life
A day earlier than previously announced, the new Nike+ FuelBand SE has debuted on Apple's online store, selling for $150. The device, which measures movement and fitness activities, now stays continuously connected to the user's iPhone 4s (or later) or fifth-generation iPod touch (or later) through its Bluetooth 4.0 connection. In addition to a more rubberized design with color accents, the new FuelBand works with the Move app released yesterday.
May be first public use of Apple's NFC replacement, iBeacons
Though pundits and Android fans have often derided Apple for not including the technology known as "near-field communications" (NFC) into its products, the technology thus far has seen very limited use and slow growth. In part, the pressure put on Apple was designed to goad the company into kicking NFC into the mainstream. In response, Apple created an alternate technology it calls "iBeacons," -- and has quietly used it for possibly the first time in a new setup option for third-gen Apple TVs.