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Apple to forgo standards once again and unveil ‘AirPlay Direct’ in September

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:33PM EST

Apple (AAPL) is rumored to be readying a new “AirPlay Direct” feature similar to the Wi-Fi Direct standard that will enhance its music streaming services, according to a report from The Telegraph. AirPlay currently requires special accessories and a Wi-Fi network to be used, however the new version will only require speakers and an iPhone, iPod or iPad, which will support a direct connection for music playback. Apple is rumored to announce the updated feature alongside its new iPhone at a press event on September 12th.