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If you don't see AirDrop there, your Mac may be incompatible

Another great new feature of OS X Lion that we have already mentioned several times (1, 2) here on the site is AirDrop, a new super simple way to transfer files between Macs via Wi-Fi, without the need for a centralized local network.

It can be easily accessed through the menu Go or the Finder sidebar (shortcut Shift + Command + R), Look:

AirDrop on OS X Lion

If you have already installed Mac OS X 10.7 and do not see this menu, your machine is probably incompatible with the feature.

In a support document published yesterday, Apple lists the Macs that can take advantage of AirDrop:

  • MacBook Pro (Late 2008 or more current)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or more current)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 or more current)
  • iMac (Early 2009 or more current)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or more current)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 with an AirPort Extreme card, or Mid 2010)


(via The Loop)