Apple May Announce ‘AirPlay Direct’ at ‘iPhone 5′ Event; Will Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi

The Telegraph claims that Apple is planning to introduce the next generation AirPlay video and audio streaming technology in September.

Apple’s AirPlay wireless protocol allows users to stream media content using Wi-Fi technology to AirPlay compatible devices like Apple TV from an iOS device or computer.

According to Telegraph, the new AirPlay Technology dubbed ‘AirPlay Direct’ will allow streaming devices like the iPhone or iPad to directly stream content to a set of speakers or other devices without a Wi-Fi network.

Sources familiar with the iPhone-maker’s plans said that Apple wants to improve the AirPlay wireless music streaming technology, which currently requires Airplay speakers and a WiFi network. The new version will require just speakers or a hifi and an iDevice; the iPhone, iPod or iPad would form its own network to allow a direct connection and music playback.

It has been rumors that Apple is planning to add Bluetooth 4.0 support to its AirPlay wireless protocol. The low power consumption of Bluetooth 4.0 makes it an excellent alternative to Wi-Fi especially for iOS devices.

Telegraph expects AirPlay Direct to be announced at the September 12 media event where Apple is widely expected to unveil the next generation iPhone.

[via Telegraph]

  • Alan

    Sweet! AirPlay is easily one of my favorite features, but remains underrated. AirPlay without the need for Wi-Fi will make it a killer feature.

    • http://www.facebook.com/QueSwanson Que Swanson

      AirPlay without Wifi will make it a data killer.

      • Polonski

        It won’t go over the data network, it will just assume the role of your router also… So it is Wi-Fi, just direct not via your router…

  • Kimk69

    Big deal, you still are gonna have to have qualified components. I hope apple has some surprises with this phone because iOS 6 doesn’t seem to have anything to great to me.
    Passbook. :(

  • Guest

    AirPlay without Wifi will make a data killer.

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    Rev. A
    The Telegraph claims that Apple is introducing next generation AirPlay video and audio streaming in September.

    AirPlay allows media content streaming over Wi-Fi to AirPlay compatible devices from an iOS device or computer . such as Apple TV .

    ‘AirPlay Direct’ will allow the iPhone or iPad to directly stream media content to a set of speakers or other devices without a Wi-Fi network.

    Apple wants to improve the AirPlay wireless music streaming technology currently requiring Airplay speakers and a WiFi network. Airplay Direct will require just speakers or a hifi and an iDevice; the iPhone, iPod or iPad would form its own network to allow a direct connection and music playback.

    It has been rumored Apple is planning to add Bluetooth 4.0 support to AirPlay & The low power consumption of Bluetooth 4.0 comes across a excellent alternative to Wi-Fi enabled devices especially for iOS devices.

    AirPlay Direct is likely to be unveiled at the September 12 media event when Apple is widely expected to present/intoroduce the next generation iPhone.

    Rev. C ” got the message ?
    Apple wants to improve the AirPlay feature currently a wireless music streaming technology allowing the iPhone or iPad to directly stream media content to a set of speakers or other devices over Wi-Fi network. “The Telegraph” claims , Apple is introducing next generation AirPlay feature in September & through which , media content such as video and audio can be streamed without Wi-Fi network to “AirPlay Direct “compatible devices & from any iOS device or computer .
    The iPhone, iPod or iPad would form its own network to allow a direct connection to “Airplay direct” enabled devices for music playback.
    Rumors say “AirPlay Direct” is likely to be unveiled at the September 12 media event when Apple is also expected to introduce Bluetooth 4.0 supporting current AirPlay feature in iOS. Apple is likely to present/introduce the next generation iPhone with the lower power consumption “AirPlay Direct” feature as the media streaming alternative for iOS device. (to Alan Peter Greaves, Developer, making a perfect idiot a more conversational Anglican article supporting British Protestant Citizens of England & wales)