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Discussion in 'macOS' started by AFPoster, Jun 6, 2011.
Any ideas what the file size cap is on sharing files?
I don't think there will be a cap. Transferring a big file would take a long time wirelessly though so most likely AirDrop won't be handy for videos or other big files.
It's through your local Wi-Fi network, I doubt there will be a cap.
Actually "no Wi-Fi network required" per: http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/
I'm guessing for 1gb files it shouldn't take more than 10minutes but we all know iDisk takes forever if it let's you upload that size (i can get a 1gb file sometimes).
If it's a direct Mac to Mac connection (using the Wi-Fi module), then even less of a reason for some sort of cap.
true, but I didn't see them harp on a wi-fi module.
The new 2011 Macs support WiFi of up to 450Mb/s (56.25MB/s) so theoretically, a 1GB file shouldn't take more than 17.8 seconds to transfer. However, the older Macs have only 300Mb/s or less and even then, it's only theoretical so in real world you most likely won't be getting that great speeds.
iOS and Airdrop
Sorry missed this maybe but does anyone see Airdrop being implemented in iOS 5.....it rocks.
It DOES you wifi, you just don't need to be on a traditional wifi network.
I was tossing out 1min in comparison to iDisk taking hours, I have a 2011 MBP so let's hope 1gb is that fast (i'd be happy with 2 minutes) b/c I know x-fering a 1gb file to my external still takes like 3 minutes.
Indeed it does!
Indeed it does![/QUOTE]
Yes but is Airdrop going to be in iOS 5 ??
Yep - if they can get Airdrop on iOS 5 then they can make it REALLY useful. Otherwise its's of limited use. TBH I don't think they will because they would have announced it - major feature. Perhaps a Mac hack will resolve this (like Hacktivator did for Airprinting).
We can but pray....this would then truly be a post PC world but until that is added then it aint true.
What is the big deal? I push files to and fro networked macs all the time.
It is just a slightly different interface.
As much as I love Apple I do wonder how they can stand on stage at the WWDC and with a straight face talk about features like this as "revolutionary" and "Magic", rather than saying "here's a nice simple new way to save your self a few seconds of bother each day."