Here is my assumption about how hands off work:
It works fine for me until DP6.
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I’m quite sure it doesn’t require 802.11ac because some Mac models that don’t have it (first rMBP for example) were reported to have working Handoff. And many also reported that the Broadcom BCM94331CD card (a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0) works oob too.
Ok, let me put this in perspective for all the doubters... No iPhone, I repeat, no iPhone, iPad or iPod have wireless AC apart from the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. None. How could that be a determining factor when it is not supported on any other mobile device apart from the latest iPhone? Handoff is a feature that works in conjunction with iOS and OS X. If the iOS device does not supported it, it will not be able to use it. I just don't get why people are still doubting that it is a bluetooth issue?
The only reason I doubt it is because the BT 4.0 LE dongles don't work. It's ridiculous. If the tech relies on BT 4.0 LE, and I have a BT 4.0 LE dongle, and it doesn't work, then I'm forced to believe it's something else. It doesn't make any sense any other way.
Yes, I have ordered one also and have the Gmyle which is BT 4.0 LE and it also doesn't work. I'm 99% sure that a solution to enable these dongles will be available as soon as Yosemite goes public in 9 days time. Remember, there are a lot of sites that will not let you discuss anything regarding Yosemite until it's final. There will most likely be a patch or a modified kext that will enable it. I am not going to spend £100 on the OSXWifi solution. It's overpriced by £50, if it was £50 I would consider it... £100 is out of the question. Considering that I can find the card without the adapter for £17 delivered! The adapter normally is less than the device itself. Anyway, only 9 days to go. It's most likely an issue where the OS sees the dongle as external and it needs to show as internal so it can be activated. Who knows, all I know is that there will be a solution. As long as the dongle is supported as a normal bluetooth by the OS, I'm very confident there will be one.
OS X Yosemite gets closer to its final release...
Apple already released GM Candidate 2.0 and Public Beta 5
this 'DP's builds' thread seems to be deprecated... so if you are on GM or PB, please continue your discussion on their respective topics.
Thank you in advance for your understanding
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