Originally Posted by SolipsismX
A few things to consider...
- AirDrop creates an Ad-hoc WiFi network without affecting your LAN WiFi connection.
Doesn't it do that with a second WiFi device in the notebook? If it's using the same device, I don't see why it won't impede the other WiFi connection in some way, you would have to at least time-share it, reducing bandwidth available.
- Bluetooth range is much shorter than WiFi.
On top of that, I have seen no evidence that BT is a more power efficient transport medium for functions that both BT and WiFi can perform, especially for higher bandwidth operations. I think the 802.11 rumour is most plausible.
I've found 10 meters to be quite sufficient for anything I needed Airplay to do.
The article mentions an ambiguity concerning whether it is only audio or audio and video. Then there's the idea that somehow "WiFi-free" is still WiFi, which is, quite frankly, bozo.