iPhone 4S Bluetooth 4.0 to Usher in the Internet of Social Things?

MacRumors points out one of the overlooked new features in the iPhone 4S: Bluetooth 4.0 – AKA Bluetooth Smart. It can communicate with Bluetooth Smart mark sensor devices such as heart-rate monitors, blood-glucose meters, smart watches, window and door security sensors, car key fobs, and blood-pressure cuffs. We could be looking at a social network that really touches the Internet of things (devcies) around us.

Bluetooth 4.0 Becomes ‘Bluetooth Smart’ as iPhone 4S Creates New Opportunities

Introducing the Bluetooth Smart Marks (Bluetooth Special Interest Group)

The Smart marks feature a lower power draw and minimal footprint. This allows Bluetooth connectivity in devices that were previosly not good targets for such communication capabilities. If this catches on, we may be seeing a whole new kind of data being logged and shared in the future.