Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to Blobster)
Because Apple didn't include it. Unless and until Apple makes a statement on the issue, there really isn't much else we, your fellow users could say that wouldn't be speculation.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to Blobster)
Hardware specs - Graphics and CPU Apple could not guarantee all models would work. Plus it builds in planned obselesence and gets you buying new machines.
Have you not watched The Corporation?
Its all part of the plan
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 5:37 AM (in response to Blobster)
Only some 2011 machines and newer are supported (excluding any Mac Pros).
The best theory is to do with onboard h264 encoding in Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge Intel chips:
It seems likely that Apple feel a software only solution would not be feasible/acceptable on earlier models though Airparrot puts that in doubt.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to zoka)
Too late! There is no difference between Lion and Mountain Lion and I wasted 20 bucks. I just upgraded (Friday) after my b-i-l (who works for Apple) mentioned the Airplay feature. I figured I can sit on the couch with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse and work off the TV in the adjoining room.
I will try airparrot that dean23 mentioned.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to digigrapher)
I too have spent £13.99 and I've not really got what I thought I would. Aside from Airplay Mirroing not being available on my iMac, I no longer have photostream.