Rumor: Next-Gen iPhone to Get Broadcom BCM4334 Chip With Wi-Fi Direct For AirDrop

News | Saturday June 2 2012 8:46 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

1) All this file-sharing stuff is just software; no new chip required. Look at Nintendo and its DS: standard 802.11b chip, non-standard protocol above the ethernet layer.
1a) NIH: Apple already has AirPlay Mirroring, what would Wifi Display do other than cannibalise Apple TV sales
2) If Apple were even slightly interested in simple file sharing on iOS, then a) it would have files, and b) it would have added OBEX to its Bluetooth* implementation sometime in the past five years.
* Bluetooth is now exactly as fast as wifi, because when fast transfers are required, the newest bluetooth standard supports negotiating a wifi link to do the heavy lifting.

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