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

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:33PM EST

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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.


Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.