Airdrop with older macs

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

  1. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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