Apple’s iOS 11 unlocks a future for IoT

With its move to open up NFC support for developers in iOS 11, Apple just opened up to the most significant moment in the birth of the Internet of Things.

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Hilton Hotels says that the smartphone-based unlocking system it has been using at (now) 1,700 hotels across the U.S. and Canada has been used 11 million times without being breached once, reports the Financial Times. That’s significant as it suggests some of the security problems that impacted first-generation connected IoT devices are being worked out.

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