Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iOS > iOS 7

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 9, 2013, 05:25 PM   #1
rockinrocker
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Airdrop work on iPad 3?

Title says it all....
__________________
MBP 2011 15" - Mac Mini 2011 2.3
iP6 - iPad 3
rockinrocker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 9, 2013, 05:26 PM   #2
Intell
macrumors P6
 
Intell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Inside
No, it is iPad 4 only.
__________________
Last edited by Intell; Yesterday at 10:45 AM.
Intell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 9, 2013, 05:32 PM   #3
ravenvii
macrumors 604
 
ravenvii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Melenkurion Skyweir
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intell View Post
No, it is iPad 4 only.
More specifically, it'll only work on devices that supports Wi-Fi Direct, which the iPad 3 unfortunately doesn't.
__________________
59 6F 75 20 73 70 6F 6F 6E 79 20 62 61 72 64 21
ravenvii is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 9, 2013, 06:00 PM   #4
spencecb
macrumors 6502a
 
spencecb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Ah. Thanks for this. I've been wondering this all along.

And before someone says "another example of Apple withholding features from previous gen devices to force people to upgrade their hardware..." You should understand this:

Wifi Direct is as hardware function. So, if the wifi chip in a device does not support the function, then adding the software support in can not make it work. It's the same reason my early 2009 iMac does not have Airdrop capability.
__________________
24" iMac 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo 8GB RAM 2TB HDD, iPad Retina 16 GB wifi (black), iPhone 5 (white), Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd Generation, Wii (3302 9078 4466 0996)
spencecb is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 10, 2013, 01:15 AM   #5
rockinrocker
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bummer.

Understandable I suppose, though.
__________________
MBP 2011 15" - Mac Mini 2011 2.3
iP6 - iPad 3
rockinrocker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2013, 05:27 PM   #6
joejoejoe
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
huge bummer.

can't believe i'm considering upgrading my ipad for this. it would be immensely useful.
joejoejoe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2013, 06:03 PM   #7
gentlefury
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by spencecb View Post
Ah. Thanks for this. I've been wondering this all along.

And before someone says "another example of Apple withholding features from previous gen devices to force people to upgrade their hardware..." You should understand this:

Wifi Direct is as hardware function. So, if the wifi chip in a device does not support the function, then adding the software support in can not make it work. It's the same reason my early 2009 iMac does not have Airdrop capability.
The odd thing is, why doesn't it work from iOS 7 to Mac? Same function, right?
gentlefury is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2013, 09:33 AM   #8
Rjjcvb
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Instashare

Hi,

Yeah it is a sad thing that My idevices (iPhone 4s and iPad 3) does not support airdrop.

But hey, Instashare does the trick. With larger files or when I am not at home I just ad hoc from my iPhone and transfer files to iPad this way.

ps: I also send files to my mac and friends with android Android
Rjjcvb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2013, 09:42 AM   #9
robjulo
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
iPad 3 should never have been released.
robjulo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2013, 12:48 PM   #10
cmichaelb
macrumors 6502a
 
cmichaelb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas
Quote:
Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
The odd thing is, why doesn't it work from iOS 7 to Mac? Same function, right?
Yeah, only Mac to Mac, and iOS to iOS.
__________________
"Compromise on gun-rights? Did Rosa Parks settle for the middle of the bus?"
"The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity" -Abraham Lincoln
cmichaelb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2013, 02:37 PM   #11
Menel
macrumors 601
 
Menel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlanta
Quote:
Originally Posted by robjulo View Post
iPad 3 should never have been released.
Why not?

Retina display, A5X, it's a pretty fantastic device.
__________________
iPhone 6 iPad Air Mac mini (2011)
Menel is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2013, 05:31 AM   #12
benji888
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
The odd thing is, why doesn't it work from iOS 7 to Mac? Same function, right?
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmichaelb View Post
Yeah, only Mac to Mac, and iOS to iOS.
"OS X and iOS use different AirDrop protocols and are currently not interoperable.[1] AirDrop in OS X operates over Wi-Fi, whereas the iOS implementation utilizes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirDrop

In both cases, AirDrop uses wifi direct, a hardware option only found in the latest Apple devices. In the case of iOS devices, they also need to have low-power bluetooth (4.0). (iOS 7 uses BT to find others and connect. Both use wifi direct to securely transfer data (& puts up a firewall on both sides), no network connection needed.)

for iOS: "AirDrop is available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account." taken from footnote 5: http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/#airdrop

As far as between iOS & OS X: I am sure this is a temporary situation. Apple would not have used the same name and not make it compatible between iOS & OS X. However, they may not implement it before iOS 8, even though, I'd like to see it in iOS 7.1 . ...But, I think the OS X end is where a change might need to be made to connect to iOS 7 AirDrop.
__________________
MBP 13" (mid2010), 4GB, DIY Fusion drive , OS X 10.10 Yo. Viewsonic VX2370SMH 23" IPS
iPhone 6 iPad Mini iPhone 5 (touch) iOS 8
Macs since 1998
benji888 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iOS > iOS 7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I just want AirDrop to work! viperGTS iOS 7 58 Dec 8, 2013 10:26 AM
How do I get airdrop to work? jbrown Mac Basics and Help 7 Nov 30, 2013 02:32 PM
AirDrop friends only. Will this work? kendo88 iOS 7 19 Sep 25, 2013 04:20 AM
Airdrop does not work in the background? richard371 iOS 7 3 Sep 11, 2013 02:35 PM
Will Airdrop work with OS X? coldjeanzzz iOS 7 1 Jul 1, 2013 05:54 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC