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iMore show 385: Monkeys of mass destruction


You mentioned that Airdrop is not available in the iPhone 4 because it did not have BT 4. While that is correct (the iPhone 4 does not have BT 4), Airdrop is not available in the iPhone 4s neither - what Airdrop needs is the WiFi Direct protocols that were not in the communication chips until the iPhone 5. While BT is used for discovery, WiFi Direct comes into play by establishing an ad-hoc WiFi network between two devices without the overhead usually associated with it (one peer creating the network, the other one establishing a connection to it, and the devices can only be on that one network). WiFi Direct allows peers to be on different WiFi networks and then establishes a secondary (or in the case that neither or on a WiFi network, a primary) network that the two can talk over without any setup by the user. WiFi Direct protocols were agreed on in 2008 and started appearing in chipsets in 2010.

Wow I never thought Apple fan boys like you existed! Your subjectivity is unbelievable! Why don't you for example mention that Apple does not allow the Android Central app when you talk about mobile nations apps? When talking about consumers why don't you mention that you can buy an equally capable phone running Android for half the price as an IPhone? Sorry but Android Central is so much better and much less partial!

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