The first iOS 11 beta has the ability to read QR codes via the native camera app. That means any iPhone users will be able to open their camera, point it at a QR code, and receive a prompt to follow a URL.
Check out the picture below to see what it looks like in action. Of course, because it’s a beta the feature may be tweaked (or eliminated entirely), but this simple implementation seems pretty Apple-like, and there’s a good chance it won’t get much more complicated than this.
Using QR codes are actually really convenient — they are a great alternative to having to type out a URL or manually input a selection. Just ask any mobile user in Asia where QR codes are used daily to order food, make payments — you name it. This trend is only increasing, and it seems Apple had no choice but to finally embrace the standard and offer native support to users.