So, we have the September 12th Apple Event coming up very soon, and there’s been mass speculation about all these wonderful technology updates that Apple has been so vigorously working on. Apparently. We have the ever-so-spectacular iPhone 5 – what a suprise that’ll be… There’s something about the iPad Mini, that no one really seems to want to buy. And now, we have a change to our current AirPlay, where we no longer need to use Wi-Fi to connect all our devices together.
According to the know-it-alls that’re familiar with Apple’s plans, all that we will need is an iDevice, and compatible audio equipment. This allows us to stream our music even more ‘wirelessly’. Except, the technology that allows this to happen is the same technology that is required to connect to Wi-Fi. Essentially, both the iDevice and the audio equipment need to be Wi-Fi compatible, you just no longer need the Wi-Fi network.
Honestly, I don’t really see how useful this is going to be to anyone. I mean, practically everyone has Wi-Fi in their homes, now. And, sure, if you have portable speakers, you can take them outside your home to listen to them wirelessly, but that’s the same with Bluetooth, which has been mainstream for quite some time now. I’d expect it to be easier to find Bluetooth compatible speakers than Wi-Fi ones.
Good on Apple, though, for having another shot at customer satisfaction. To be fair, they are running out of things to come up with – they practically already have everything else under their belt.