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Old Sep 16, 2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Is it not possible to AirDrop between iDevice & Mac?

Title says it all...is it not possible for me to send a picture to my Mac via AirDrop? Or does it only work between iDevices?
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Old Sep 16, 2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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nope! The airdrop on OS10 and iOS7 do not work together
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Old Sep 16, 2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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And here I thought AirDrop would finally become useful. I'm assuming it'll work between iOS 7 and Mavericks?
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Old Sep 16, 2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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Nope os10 includes mavericks.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 02:12 AM   #5
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And here I thought AirDrop would finally become useful. I'm assuming it'll work between iOS 7 and Mavericks?
You're assuming wrong. They both use different methods for airdrop. Maybe down the line, they'll unify, but not anytime this year
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It's quite a missed oppertunity imho.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 04:16 AM   #7
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I'm using Instashare. Works like a charm via wifi.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 12:08 PM   #8
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iDevice to iDevice Airdrop is a pretty useless feature if you ask me. It's easy to send photos/contact info through iMessage or text.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 12:10 PM   #9
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iDevice to iDevice Airdrop is a pretty useless feature if you ask me. It's easy to send photos/contact info through iMessage or text.
Which will reduce the quality of the photo. I use this a lot to record videos on my iPhone and then transfer easily to my iPad for editing in iMovie.
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iDevice to iDevice Airdrop is a pretty useless feature if you ask me. It's easy to send photos/contact info through iMessage or text.
If you look at the worflow for both methods you'd see Air drop is easier.


Airdrop:

open a picture
press share
press airdrop
tap the nearby contacts that show up in the UI and send.

iMessage
open a picture
press share
press message
start typing people's names or press the + sign and choose contacts one by one.
press send
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 01:19 PM   #11
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If you look at the worflow for both methods you'd see Air drop is easier.


Airdrop:

open a picture
press share
press airdrop
tap the nearby contacts that show up in the UI and send.

iMessage
open a picture
press share
press message
start typing people's names or press the + sign and choose contacts one by one.
press send
The horror of a fifth step!
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That is disappointing, I did not even realize that until now.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 01:21 PM   #13
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The horror of a fifth step!
The horror of going through 100 contacts and trying to remember who you may have forgotten to include.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 01:24 PM   #14
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iDevice to iDevice Airdrop is a pretty useless feature if you ask me. It's easy to send photos/contact info through iMessage or text.
I think the point is that it's local and doesn't require wifi/wireless data. It's also a lossless copy and a slightly easier process.
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Old Sep 17, 2013, 01:37 PM   #15
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iDevice to iDevice Airdrop is a pretty useless feature if you ask me. It's easy to send photos/contact info through iMessage or text.
Why limit yourself to photos and contact info? I design Keynote presentations on my Mac and then present them off of my iPad. Some corporate networks block iCloud and Dropbox. AirDrop would be a pretty easy solution.

It also seems to me that syncing between iOS-based devices and the Mac would be possible through AirDrop at that point, too. I'd love that. When I'm away on assignment I occasionally have to use wireless networks where devices are isolated (can't sync through the wireless connection) or where the wireless connection is very poor. "Use wires," you're probably saying, and you're right - I do. But if we could establish those device-to-device connections over a wireless network, I wouldn't have to.

Isn't the point of technology to make things easier and more convenient? If you wouldn't use it that's fine, but it's not like this would make things less convenient.
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The horror of going through 100 contacts and trying to remember who you may have forgotten to include.
You can type the person(s) name. Do you actually scroll through all of them instead of typing?
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You can type the person(s) name. Do you actually scroll through all of them instead of typing?
Of course not. But airplay is still easier

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You can type the person(s) name. Do you actually scroll through all of them instead of typing?
Of course not. AirDrop is still easier. You just click the freaking contact photos that show up.
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Quite disappointing actually...I was really excited that I'd finally have a way to share files back and forth between my MBP and iPhone quickly but I guess it made too much sense for Apple to implement. What a shame :\
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Quite disappointing actually...I was really excited that I'd finally have a way to share files back and forth between my MBP and iPhone quickly but I guess it made too much sense for Apple to implement. What a shame :\
I even bought my first MBP and saw the Airdrop and went "ooh I can use this with my iPhone and iPad!" then when I found it I was
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The horror of a fifth step!
And then wait for the servers to figure out what the **** is happening. First the upload, then the redirections, then the download and then the opening.

Airdrop is more direct and doesn't rely on a third party intervening.

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Quite disappointing actually...I was really excited that I'd finally have a way to share files back and forth between my MBP and iPhone quickly but I guess it made too much sense for Apple to implement. What a shame :\
I don't think it made too much sense for them to implement, I think that they just aren't ready for it to be implemented yet. I'm sure it will eventually become interoperable but at the moment it would be a huge undertaking to get it right between the two.
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Also when your the receiver, it automatically puts the photo or video into your camera roll. Which saves a few steps as well.
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This will be a useless feature for me.
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It's bluetooth file transfer with all the usefulness removed.
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This will be a useless feature for me.
Can't please everyone. You know what's useless for me? Airplane mode in control center.
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Can't please everyone. You know what's useless for me? Airplane mode in control center.
Very good point.
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