9to5Mac is reporting that the next lot of Apple devices including the iPad, iPhone, and the iPad Mini would come with the wireless file sharing feature Airdrop built in them. What is interesting is that Apple does not intend to keep the Airdrop feature limited to just iOS devices but those running Mac as well. The latest OS version from Apple, iOS 7 would have the ability of Airdrop that allows for iOS to iOS as well as iOS to Mac connectivity and vice versa being established over the air.
The iOS 7 has been rumored to be a complete re-hash from the previous versions of this OS. It would come with features which Apple hopes will get users interested not only in its mobile devices but also its Mac line-up as well. There is the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro that run on Mac which Apple would like users to get interested in by offering cross platform portability. Airdrop would allow for users to sybc their date across these gadgets running different operating systems. Applications like Dropbox and Drive by Google can be compared with Airdrop so far as similarity of purpose goes, though Airdrop is dependent on the user’s network.
There is no initialization required to set up Airdrop. Users would only have to drag and drop files between the devices that they wish to share the files with. Currently it is the latest Mac OS versions that are compatible with Airdrop. Similarly Airdrop application is also working on the latest and upcoming Apple mobile devices. Apple though will have to bring the previous generation devices as well to ensure the Airdrop feature enjoys a wider audience. It will do good to bring within the Airdrop’s ambit devices such as the iPhone 4S and iPad 3 as well as devices running the older version of Mac.