Everything you need to know about AirDrop: Apple's direct, person-to-person, device-to-device transfer protocol from Mac finally comes to iPhone and iPad!
AirDrop, an ad-hoc direct Wi-Fi transfer protocol created by Apple, began life on OS X as a way to easily transfer files from Mac to Mac, and person to person. With iOS 7, Apple's brought it to iPhone, iPod, and iPad. You can't use AirDrop between Mac and iOS, at least not yet. However, If someone is nearby you, anything you can share, which includes pretty much all files on OS X, and the typical photos, location, contacts, etc. on iOS, can be shared via AirDrop. No fuss, no muss, and encrypted for your security.