AirPlay update?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Captainobvvious, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Captainobvvious macrumors 6502

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    I read back in August that Apple was working on an update to AirPlay and might announce it at the iPhone event.

    We heard nothing about it as far as I can tell.

    It was supposed to work where the devices created their own Wi-Fi network instead of requiring that they both be on the same home Wi-Fi network (You know what I mean?)

    That is ideal as I wanted to get a nice AirPlay "dock" but some places I go don't have a Wi-Fi signal but I still want to listen to music.

    Anyone have any idea what's going on with this feature?
     
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    yeah this is something that I wished was real too, Airplay Direct I believe it was rumoured to be called.

    Maybe its being delayed till the March '13 Apple Event?
     
  3. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    I'm guessing that it is enabled in the iPhone 5 and iOS6 but Apple is waiting to announce it with the next generation AppleTV. I'd place my bets on the October event.

    Apple likes to control the whole system from A-B but with AirPlay results are different for each person because the quality of their WiFi connection plays an important role. AirPlay Direct will make it much more reliable as a replacement for docking audio systems.
     

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