Can you not use AirDrop with Mavericks?

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  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    Everywhere it says that Yosemite is required, I don't get this? Why do I have "AirDrop" in the sidebar of my Mac running Mavericks then?

    I'd like to send stuff from my Mac (Mac Pro 2011) to my iPad Air (2013, iOS 8). Why is that not possible? It doesn't seem to work. :(

    Thanks all.
     
  2. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    You need Yosemite to Airdrop to iOS devices. With Mavericks, you can Airdrop to another Mac.
     
  3. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I understand now. Will my Macs hardware still be compatible? I'll be upgrading to Yosemite in not too long.
     
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    If your Mac can Airdrop now, it should be fine under Yosemite to Airdrop to iOS. I was just doing that yesterday. My wife has a new refurbed rMBP and wanted some family pics for wallpapers. I had some on my Air and AirDroped them right over.
     
  5. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately no, your Mac Pro is too old to support Airdrop between it and your iPad. You'll need a late 2013 Mac Pro according to Apple's feature requirement page: http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/
     
  6. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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