What you need to know
- Apple may begin offering custom notifications for its services in Apple Stores.
- The notifications could be triggered by NFC tags.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to expand that functionality with iOS 14.5 when it released to the public. Now, visitors to Apple Stores could also receive custom notifications for services like Apple Arcade as well as Apple Music and Apple TV+.
While the current experience in stores involves scanning a QR code, the new one would trigger a notification through an NFC tag that would prompt a user to try out a service.
The notifications, as imagined by the report, could offer additional things outside an offer to subscribe a service like adding a new Apple Music playlist to your library.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.