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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 12:53 AM (in response to earlybird6)
Because iOS devices don't have the same operating system as OSX computers.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 4:14 AM (in response to softwater)
I dont see why OSX can be named as a reason. iOS Services have been continously integrated into OSX as iCloud, iMessage, PhotoStream, etc. Both Devices have the required Hardware such as WiFi. There are existing Apps(e.g. Instastra) doing exactly what I expect. I just wonder why Apple doesnt support there own Air Drop after making all other Apps (Slides, Numbers, Pages) auto exchangeable though iOS and OSX Devices.
I personaly would like to use Air Drop for exchanging Videos, since PhotoStream only supports Photos and skips Videos.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 4:19 AM (in response to earlybird6)
Because the protocols it's built on require Finder for one thing, which iOS doesn't have.
I believe you can stream videos to iOS devices from OS X with Apple TV, but I don't use it and can't say for certain.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 4:27 AM (in response to earlybird6)
My guess would be twofold.
1) there's no access to the file system on iOS
2) iPhones don't have dual network capable wifi cards in them. For AirDrop to work, your WiFi card must be able to establish both a normal WiFi connection, and an ad hoc network.
Take a look at this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/17890107#17890107