Is AirDrop in iOS 7 lacking without integration with AirDrop for Mac? [Poll]
AirDrop is coming to the iPhone and iPad finally with iOS 7, but at least for now, it doesn't integrate with AirDrop for the Mac. So, is it lacking something without this? AirDrop on Mac is something I use all the time on my own machines to throw stuff between them, and I'm pretty happy with how it works. AirDrop on iOS 7 sounds like the same exact great system, but limited to use between iOS devices. That's great, and all, but wouldn't it be even better if you could AirDrop things from your iPhone over to your Mac?
I'm firmly in the 'yes' camp on this one. When the rumors first emerged that AirDrop would be a part of iOS 7, my first question was; "will it let me send stuff to my Mac?" The problem with moving things to and from an iOS device with a Mac is still iTunes. You still have to be connected – even wirelessly – to iTunes to move things across. Getting files to and from apps is more involved than it really should be, and even though iCloud takes away some of the pain, it doesn't let you have the actual files.
OK, so a large number of iOS users also use a Windows PC, or a Linux box, or a Chromebook, and so they're not likely interested in this at all. But, AirDrop is an Apple thing. Sure, it's wireless transfer at the end of the day, but Apple doesn't need to worry about making it work with anything other than the Mac. So, why not? What do you guys think? Happy enough just sending things between iOS devices, or like me, do you long for something more? Sound off in the comments below!
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