Airdrop, bit of a letdown!

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  1. hmfc-1874

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    It's a fancy version of Bluetooth or that bump app with out the bump!
    I was expecting to be able you send things back and forth from MacBook to iPhone !
    And you can put money on it that we will only be able to send photos and word documents !


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  2. RoofMonkey

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    It is still BETA ;)
     
  3. jmp316

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    And if it takes off, you can guarantee that they will do more with it in the future...
     
  4. hmfc-1874

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    But do you think it would be as good as what you can do between two macs?


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  5. jmp316

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    It can only get better. Not sure it will ever be used for files though.
     
  6. MikeT77

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    I'm pissed off because AirDrop is not supported on the iPad 3 (March 2012), but is on the iPad 4 (Oct 2012). It should be supported on BOTH. I finally splurged and bought an iPad in March 2012, then got screwed when they released a "newer" iPad 7 months later. And now I'm getting screwed again by them not supporting a new iOS 7 feature in that iPad. This is totally ridiculous!
     
  7. psylichon

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    I'm bummed too, but it apparently has to do with the hardware design of the wifi chip in the unit. It's simply not capable of the type of peer-to-peer networking that AirDrop uses. I doubt they would bring the operating system to the iPad3 and intentionally disable one feature to try and force people to upgrade. They just didn't want to cripple their new protocol by forcing it on to old hardware that doesn't really support it.
     
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