So how exactly does Apple plan on restricting Airplay?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by east85, Feb 17, 2012.

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    east85

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    I understand certain processors are unsupported for Airplay support, but how do they go about enforcing this?
     
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    pacmania1982

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    Certain processors are unsupported for AirPlay?

    Not sure what you mean...

    Please clarify your query

    pac
     
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    A simple hardware check?

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    east85

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    I was told that Apple chose to restrict the AirPlay features in ML to newer models featuring Sandy Bridge processors (i5, i7, etc).
     
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    Where were you told this?
     
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    One of the MR news articles (on phone so cannot see which) specifically stated that it's for "second generation Intel processors only."
     
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    I guess hearing this news is rather bothersome to me. I really am hoping there is a legitimate reason to restrict the feature, other than encouraging people to upgrade. I really don't see how some of the later core duo processors can't handle this.
     
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    DustinT

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    It's not just the processors that were upgraded in the systems Apple is referring to. Many of them feature a newer WiFi adapter which enables some media streaming and dual streaming features. It's entirely possible some of those WiFi enhancements are required for the streaming to work.

    To answer the OP's question, Apple has many ways of knowing which hardware it's OS is running on. It could merely check the driver version for the WiFi adapter or the Kernel's proc id functions.
     
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    east85

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    Good point, this will probably be the end culprit for the discrepancy.
     

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