Apple makes changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8

Apple makes changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8

Apple has disclosed in a recent announcement that it has, in its latest iOS 8 version, introduced some changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols, including simple file-sharing mechanism AirPlay and video and audio streaming protocol AirDrop.

The changes announced by Apple come as a part of a Tuesday-released massive update of the iOS 8 version.

The announcement made by Apple implies that the AirDrop file-sharing mechanism, which was introduced by Apple introduced in OS X Lion and iOS 7, will henceforth works between Macs and iOS devices. As such, due to the changed AirDrop functionality, users will get the ability to broadcast to any device within reasonable range; provided that a direct connection has been made between the two devices.

Similarly, the change made to AirPlay protocol - which plays back music as well as movies from iPhone, Macs, etc. on Apple TV and approved accessories - will no longer require a shared network to work. The change means that users will now be able to share content to an AirPlay-capable device as long as they can make a direct connection.

The changes which Apple has announced for its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8 are essentially a part of the company's larger effort to ensure that devices have the capability to work together without causing any worries to the users about the transit technologies are involved.

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