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September 20, 2013


i dont think it requires bluetooth LE (4). AirDrop use hybrid combination of Bluetooth and WiFi. It use bluetooth to check / discover nearby iOS devices, and use adhoc WiFi to transfer the data.

It requires Bluetooth LE (4) which is low energy and doesn't drain much energy when on. I think at default when you install iOS 7 it is ON. So I don't think it would a problem for most people.

Thanks for the comment Joe.

Being that this is a new feature in iOS 7 and limited to hardware starting at the iPhone 5 and iPad 4, it's not going to work with a lot of your friends and family until they upgrade their hardware. Yet once everyone is on systems supporting AirDrop, I'm sure most will know how to set it up with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth without problems after a few tries like anything new.

I disagree. AirDrop does not "just work", it requires both phones to have Bluetooth and AirDrop turned on.

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