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More indications of indoor location news at Apple's WWDC 2014

Next week, on June 2, Apple is having their WWDC conference, where they generally announce new developments of all types other than new iPhones. Rumors are circulating about what they're going to announce. Will it be the long-rumored iWatch? An updated iTV? 
Apple's WWDC schedule now gives an interesting tidbit, in the description of a special event on Wednesday June 4 at 4:30pm: "Maps, Location, and iBeacon Get Together:  Your phone always knows where it is. Using information about a device's location can help personalize your app and make it more engaging and memorable."
This gives some credence to a prediction Grizzly Analytics made a few weeks ago, that Apple is going to announce indoor location technology that enables iDevices to track their locations indoors, anywhere, in any building. SLAM technology can, in principle, enable the first iDevices that move around a building to learn about that building, so that all future iDevices to enter the building can t…