The Telegraph is saying that Apple is planning an improvement to its AirPlay audio and video streaming technology. “Hifi manufacturers are preparing for Apple to launch ‘AirPlay Direct’ technology that allows wireless music playback without the need for a WiFi network“. The Telegraph expects ‘AirPlay Direct’ to be announced on September 12, together with the next-generation iPhone.
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.