AirDrop iOS 7 GM > 10.8.4

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  1. qbiq macrumors member

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    I can't get it to work on 10.8.4 so, is that supposed to work now or is that feature coming when OS X Maverick is released?
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Airdrop on iOS only works between iOS devices, not iOS to Mac.
     
  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    No. You cannot AirDrop to or from Mavericks from iOS 7.
     
  4. hrrslmpk macrumors member

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    I don't believe it has or ever will be OS X compatible
     
  5. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't work in Mavericks either. Don't expect it any time soon. It's an iOS to iOS feature only.
     
  6. qbiq thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh that really sucks :-/
     
  7. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    No. AirDrop for iOS uses a proprietary Wi-Fi Direct protocol and AirDrop for Mac OS uses a Wi-Fi Ad Hoc Bonjour connection. They don't connect together.
     
  8. jrlcopy macrumors 6502

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    They should have called it something else then, using the same name implies that it works together.
     
  9. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

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    air drop in IOS 7 requires OSX 10.8.5 or higher!
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    You're making that up. iOS AirDrop will not magically appear to work with mavericks. Unless you have sources, stop spreading fud.
     
  11. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    This seems obvious...perhaps iOS 7.1 will work with Macs also? Apple can't just call something on Mac and something on iOS the same name if it's never going to work together.
    Nope. Got 10.8.5, AirDrop open on my Mac & iPhone 5, bluetooth & wifi on on both devices, nothing.
     
  12. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Well they can and they have. So that ends that argument :rolleyes:
     
  13. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They meant that Apple shouldn't. Of course Apple can do whatever it wants. :rolleyes:

    I feel sorry for the Applecare staff that will have to deal with this.
     
  14. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    I'm just going by what they said.

    And to tell you the truth, I don't think a lot of people even know AirDrop exists on the Mac. Plus a lot of iPhone / iPad users don't even own Macs, so I don't see I being much of a problem.
     
  15. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    It really would be nice if they added this feature between the mac and iOS. That would make it easier to share items between platforms. We have seen Apple add features of iOS to the Mac in the past, so hopefully this will be added with a future update. I am using Dropbox to do this now.
     
  16. Quercus Alba macrumors member

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    AirDrop between OS X and iOS would've solved so many problems.
     
  17. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

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    And since it's impossible to create ad-hoc networks on iPhones ... oh wait ...
     
  18. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

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    Indeed. It's already bad i can't use bluetooth for example to transfer files from or to my iPhone.
     
  19. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    They can, but doing so on a mobile device is KILLER to the battery and EXTREMELY inefficient compared to Wi-Fi Direct, not to mention if you do so, the chips in the iPhone would boot you off wifi, in order to establish a connection.

    Not to mention the file systems on the Mac are completely differently structured, which could easily cause issues.

    Besides, other than screenshots, why would you need AirDrop iOS to OS X?
     
  20. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    That's true. Airdrop on macs only works between macs, vice versa for ios. Many end users are going to confuse this. I would hv to think that apple will add this feature in the future between platforms.
     
  21. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

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    What? So i can play mino gore with my friend (uses a wifi ad hoc connection), but can't transfer files.

    Yeah :D

    Last part of your theory must be a joke otherwise i don;t know what to think.
     
  22. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Local games on the iPhone uses Bluetooth, not Wi-Fi Ad Hoc.
     
  23. Gus Van Der Mee, Sep 15, 2013
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    Fair Enough.

    Anyways, AirDrop for OS X uses a Bonjour Ad Hoc protocol, which the iPhone doesn't support.

    And even still, if my theory is wrong, there are plenty of possible reasons:

    -The filesystem structures are incompatible
    -Two programs written for different protocols
    -iTunes WiFi Sync solves the issue already
    -The connectivity wasn't ready by iOS 7 launch/Mavericks

    But again, I don't see what you could really do other than transfer screenshots/videos from the phone to the computer, which you can already do wirelessly.
     
  25. Gus Van Der Mee macrumors regular

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    iOS supports Bonjour. Wake up.
     

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