UK Telegraph: Apple Planning a New Version of AirPlay that Doesn't Need a Separate Wi-Fi Network

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There could be some really awesome new products coming our way next month at Apple's rumored September iPhone event. The Telegraph is reporting that Apple is going to release an update to AirPlay—dubbed "AirPlay Direct"— that would take away the need for a home Wi-Fi network.


All you'd need to stream music would be your iOS device over cellular data and AirPlay speakers. But does that mean it would be an ad-hoc wi-fi connection? With Wi-Fi Plus Cellular popping up in the iOS 6 beta, such an idea might make more sense for when you're away from your home network. I guess we'll see in a couple of weeks. [The Telegraph]