Airdrop with older macs

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ziggie216, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    I have a 2012 and 2009 MBP. For the 2009, I noticed that there is an option for AirDrop in finder and there is a description "AirDrop with older macs: On". What is this suppose to mean? AirDrop is supported but can be transfer with other BT 3.0?
  2. The19th macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    There's the AirDrop that was introduced with older Macs in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and this uses wi-fi for discovery and file transfers.

    The "newer" AirDrop is the one in where you can transfer with/between iOS devices and newer Macs on Yosemite. Until the requirements are out, it's believed that this requires BT4LE for discovery and to establish an ad-hoc wifi connection for the transfer.

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