Earlier in April 2016, we had reported that iPhone 7 could come with a QR Code scanner. But that didn’t happen.
Read the post here: iPhone 7 camera app could read QR Codes
Now, it’s finally happening with the launch of iOS 11 beta. Apple has reportedly added a QR Code scanner to its camera application.
iOS 11 Inbuilt QR Code Scanner:
People can simply open the camera app on their smartphone to scan a QR Code. No hassles of downloading third-party QR Code scanning app.
The announcement came on Twitter from Nicolas Lellouche, a tech journalist, on June 6, 2017.
Here’s screen grab of Nicola’s Twitter post:
Since the feature is a part of the iOS 11 beta version, we can expect more tweaks and updates to it. But going by how simple the feature is, true to Apple’s style, our bet is that it might just stay the way it is.
The year 2016 and 2017 has shown some some special affection for QR Codes.
Take a look at the full List of smartphones and apps with inbuilt QR Code reader
With big names such as Google, Samsung, Snapchat, and now, Apple adding QR Code scanners, you know QR Codes will only get more popular.
Marketers, it’s time you take note and add QR Codes to your marketing campaigns to better engage your audience.
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