AirDrop

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  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Any ideas what the file size cap is on sharing files?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It's through your local Wi-Fi network, I doubt there will be a cap.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Nope.

     
  5. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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).
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  7. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    true, but I didn't see them harp on a wi-fi module.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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.
     
  9. Bluethree macrumors regular

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    iOS and Airdrop

    Sorry missed this maybe but does anyone see Airdrop being implemented in iOS 5.....it rocks.
     
  10. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    It DOES you wifi, you just don't need to be on a traditional wifi network.
     
  11. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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!
     
  12. Bluethree macrumors regular

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    Indeed it does![/QUOTE]

    Yes but is Airdrop going to be in iOS 5 ??
     
  13. MrSingh macrumors regular

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    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).
     
  14. Bluethree macrumors regular

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    We can but pray....this would then truly be a post PC world but until that is added then it aint true. :eek:
     
  15. wackymacky, Jun 9, 2011
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    wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    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."
     

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