Apple is testing (or playing around with) Li-Fi according to iOS 9 code.

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  1. techguy69 macrumors regular

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    Well it's not exactly new technology, and screen only suppose to add just 2 or 3 dollars, its very likely that apple is testing a experimental phone (as are other companies) in house to home in on the software.

    The problem with Li-Fi is the infrastructure is deployment on a site is not trivial. It's one thing to drop a router and another to rip out all the celling lights and and connect them to the network.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/wysips-solar-charging-screen-li-fi-impressions/
     
  3. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    What's the draw in a home setting though? WLAN is a dying race, with online cloud hosting taking over our storage needs.
     
  4. bluechair1984 macrumors regular

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    Not sure what you are getting at here? What does wifi/lifi have to do with "cloud hosting"?
     
  5. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    I can get 224 Gbps vs wifi giving me, what, 300 Mbps? But when are those speeds ever relevant, when the ISP is the bottleneck?
     
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    Just sent an email to them with my name :)
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    And they now added it to the bottom of the article :). Now let's see if MacRumors and 9to5mac pick it up too!
     
  9. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Do you know what Wifi's current top spec theoretical speed is? Just curious to gauage Li-Fi's 224 Gbps.
     
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    If I'm right, it should be 1Gbps for 802.11ac.
     
  11. luhai macrumors newbie

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    Well for some countries a few select us cities, 1GB or above fiber connection is a reality and wifi would be a bottleneck.
     
  12. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Awesome find.

    Li-Fi is still very far off and it has serious disadvantages, but it's nice that they're testing it out.
     
  13. rasputinj macrumors regular

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    good to know I thought Li-Fi was still very experimental.
     
  14. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    Light flickering at 224GHz is going to give me a wicked headache.
     
  15. Starfox macrumors regular

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    Um... that's probably not LiFi as in the experimental light-based mesh networking idea, it's LiFi as in HiFi but with Lightning. LiFi.
     

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