“One of the coolest software features Apple unveiled on stage during WWDC 2014 may not be available to all iOS and Mac users, German publication Apfeleimer speculates,” Chris Smith reports for BGR.
“‘Continuity’ / ‘Handoff’ or the ability of iOS 8 and Yosemite users to pick up actions started on one platform and continue them on the other – including calling and full SMS support for Macs running Yosemite – may only be available to iOS and OS X devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, which is apparently needed to establish a connection between devices,” Smith reports. “The oldest Macs that can support Handoff are the mid 2011 MacBook Air and the Mac mini in case Bluetooth 4.0 LE is required. Obviously, everything else launched since then would be able to let users pick up on their Macs things that were started on an iPhone or iPad.
Smith reports, “As for iOS devices compatible with iOS 8, only the iPad 2 won’t offer continuity features, as it also lacks Bluetooth 4.0 LE support.”
Read more in the full article here.
Here’s the full list of OS X Yosemite-compatible Macs and iOS 8-compatible Apple devices – June 4, 2014