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Apple introduces iOS 7 with new feature AirDrop

News   •   Jun 11, 2013 14:54 BST

Apple has just introduced it latest version of iOS, iOS 7. It will be rolling out to iPhones (more on iPhone 5 here) and iPads (more on iPad 4G here). Like all new versions of iOS, this new version comes with new features. One of these new features is AirDrop.

Apple announced AirDrop in a press release (more on the press release here). It announced, “AirDrop is an entirely new way to quickly and easily share content with people nearby. When you’ve got something you want to share, AirDrop shows you your contacts close by. Just select who you want to share with and AirDrop does the rest. AirDrop transfers are peer-to-peer so you can use it anywhere, without any network or set up required, and transfers are fully encrypted so your content is protected and private.”

Apple has also created a website for iOS 7 (more on the website here). Here, it explains more about AirDrop. The Cupertino firm explains, “Sending a photo or a document to someone via text or email is fine. But if that someone is right next to you, a text or an email suddenly feels like too many steps. Enter AirDrop for iOS. It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts — and anything else from any app with a Share button. Just tap Share, then select the person you want to share with. AirDrop does the rest using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No setup required. And transfers are encrypted, so what you share is highly secure.”

Expect iOS 7 with AirDrop to roll out to iPhones and iPads in fall.