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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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iPhone 4s does have AirDrop?

I wanted to purchase some iPhone 4s today, then I clicked on "overview" and saw this (picture attached). They clearly advertise AirDrop as an iPhone 4s feature.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Interesting. Maybe the new 4s does support AirDrop?
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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The iPhone 4S does NOT support airdrop. This is in the fine print under ios7 new features. They advertise airdrop as an "iOS 7" feature
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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The iPhone 4S does NOT support airdrop. This is in the fine print under ios7 new features. They advertise airdrop as an "iOS 7" feature
That page isn't exactly accurate; it mentions that camera filters require iPhone 5 but that feature was added to the 4s as well.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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As mentioned above it's not for the iPhone 4S. I feel its a bit wrong to list it there though, even though its listing generic iOS 7 features... They'd be far better off listing new features that will work with the 4S
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 12:28 PM   #6
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Does anyone know if the 4s wifi chipset supports WiFi direct protocol since AirDrop uses that protocol to transfer data? I know the 5 does so it could be a hardware issue.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if the 4s wifi chipset supports WiFi direct protocol since AirDrop uses that protocol to transfer data? I know the 5 does so it could be a hardware issue.
AirDrop will NOT work on anything prior to the iPhone 5 or iPad 4.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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AirDrop will NOT work on anything prior to the iPhone 5 or iPad 4.
I'm sure it's in the hardware. As stated here, AirDrop only works on a limited number of idevices that are currently selling.

This is an oversight on Apple's behalf. What they have done is link 4S to iOS 7, which, implemented here in summary mode, displays a generic introductory paragraph to iOS 7, not specific to the 4S at all. This kind of summary can be misleading for those purchasing the 4S, or at least cause confusion for posts like this.

I do think AirDrop will be in future Apple ads, it will sell iOS devices, however, it is not available on iPhone 4S, iPad 2, not sure about iPad Mini...it works on currently available iPod touches. (A6 processor or better (except iPod touch), whether that has to do with the wifi or bluetooth that comes with or the processor itself).
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 03:15 PM   #9
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They now removed AirDrop from the iPhone 4s overview in the US store. Would have been a nice feature, but oh well...
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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That page isn't exactly accurate; it mentions that camera filters require iPhone 5 but that feature was added to the 4s as well.
The live camera filters (whilst taking a photo) are iPhone 5 and above only. Filters in the photos app is available for all devices
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The live camera filters (whilst taking a photo) are iPhone 5 and above only. Filters in the photos app is available for all devices
This is incorrect, I have live camera filters in the Camera app, while taking a photo, on my 4s.
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 12:29 PM   #12
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I know on my 4s I have the camera filters as well and you may need to be on a wifi connection and/or around other idevices to see the airdrop icon.
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