AirPlay Direct on iPhone 5 with iOS 6?
AirPlay currently requires a WiFi network to stream multimedia content from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac to an Apple TV or speaker system. This makes it more cumbersome for less technical users or for temporary visits. In WiFi connections, we are experimenting with WiFi Direct, a form of connection that allows devices to connect to each other directly , more simply. According to Matt Warman from The Telegraph , Apple is trying something similar but using AirPlay, something we could call “AirPlay Direct” . This new feature may appear in iOS 6 along with iPhone 5.
If, indeed, Apple goes ahead with the implementation of “AirPlay Direct” , it seems likely that could use WiFi Direct as its foundation . If the company enables WiFi Direct in its product line, there could be many interesting perspectives beyond AirPlay, such as wireless file transfer .
We don’t know for sure if iPhone 5 will carry NFC, it seems like it will, but if it won’t with Bluetooth 4.0 and the possibility of WiFi Direct, both safer than NFC, Apple won’t lose much by not including it.
Do you think Apple could use WiFi Direct on the new iPhone with iOS 6?
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