12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2011 7:33 PM by watts300
72yehuda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?

I Need Please.


OS X LION
  • 1. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    presidentfromalbany Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lion will only be usable between Lion users Each user must be running Lion 10.7 to use Airdrop

    PLUS

     

    Airdrop will NOT WORK on some older macs even though you can run LION on them.

     

    I think Apple should have made this clear in LARGE PRINT when saying what the minimum specs were for upgrading to Lion.

     

    Apple **** a little more each day 

  • 2. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    xebeche00 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Only Macs running Mac OS X Lion that are supported on the following list can utilize AirDrop.

     

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html

    AirDrop

    supports the following Mac models:

    • MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
    • MacBook (Late 2008 or newer)
    • iMac (Early 2009 or newer)
    • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)

     

  • 3. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    straycatcn Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This is a BIG disappointment! We have 3 Macs at home: A Mac Pro, a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air, but none of them can run airdrop.

     

    Apple should indeed have made clear that only newest models of Macs can use this feature.

  • 4. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    mfarver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In exactly the same boat, straycatchn, but with 3 out of my 4 macsoutside the support dated. And to ad insult to injury, those 3 are weach within a month or two of making the cut. Sad.

  • 5. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    Lisa Mostyn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Totally agree.  They should have made this very clear upfront.  It was the prime reason our office upgraded to Lion in the first place...we were all looking forward to using airdrop.

     

    Good one Apple...not happy Jan!

  • 6. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    Ferg14743 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This was not made clear when Apple launched Lion and was one of the main reasons for me purchasing 2 copies of the OS.  My wife's Mac Book identifies Air Drop but my older iMac does not!!  I am furious about this and believe that Apple should make amends or provide a fix for the problem. 

     

    P.S. I had checked beforehand that both our Macs met the minimum technical requirements specified by Apple .....

  • 7. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    ie11 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I read the list of features available and noticed that, although my early 2008 MBP would run Lion,  airdrop was a feature would not  work.  I have not downloaded Lion yet, as I'm checking to see if any other apps (3rd party) that I have will not work.  Then I will decide.  It IS in the list, though, if you read it.

  • 8. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    Ferg14743 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi ie11,

    Can you point me to the pre-launch blurb from Apple that says that airdrop would not work with certain older Macs?  Thanks.

  • 9. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    It's already linked above, in xebeche00's post.

  • 10. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    Ferg14743 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Perhaps, but on what date did Apple post that information?  What proof is there that it was prior to the launch of Lion?

  • 11. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    ie11 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Sorry, not anticipating taking Apple to task for anything, I didn't note which date and time it was posted.  I do recall, discussing it with a friend on Sunday. Good luck.

  • 12. Re: Is AirDrop Only for Mac Users?
    watts300 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

     

    Ferg14743 wrote:

     

    Perhaps, but on what date did Apple post that information?  What proof is there that it was prior to the launch of Lion?

    I think the burdon of proof to so that it WASN'T there is on you.  The information was there.  You simply didn't find it and read it.