toggle

AAPL Stock: 124.75 ( -1.42 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple said to be working on LAN-free version of AirPlay

updated 07:19 pm EDT, Tue August 28, 2012

Could be announced at September 12th event

Apple is preparing to announce a version of AirPlay that doesn't require people to connect to a Wi-Fi network first, says the Telegraph. The technology is said to be tentatively named "AirPlay Direct," and on track to debut at a widely-anticipated press event on September 12th. To stream audio under the new platform, people would just need Apple hardware and a compatible stereo or speaker system. Wi-Fi would still be involved, but without an intervening router.

Still unknown is whether Direct might work only for audio, or support video as well, as with the current incarnation of AirPlay. Video could place much higher demands on the kind of ad hoc connections Direct would require.

The Telegraph's sources suggest that the technology will show up alongside a next-generation iPhone, which most reports have said will be the focus of the event on the 12th. Other reports have pointed to iPod touch and nano updates as well, along with a frequently-rumored iPad mini.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Griffin Twenty

A few years ago Griffin launched the original Twenty, a small digital amp that used an AirPort Express to turn any set of passive spea ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill th ...

toggle

Most Commented