Apple Launches Yosemite 'AirDrop Test Fest' For AppleSeed Members

Apple has sent out invites to multiple AppleSeed testers to invite them to participate in a "AirDrop Test Fest" to fix any potential bugs in the file sharing service ahead of the launch of OS X Yosemite.

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AppleSeed and the AirDrop engineering team would like you to join us for an AirDrop Test Fest. What's a test fest? At Apple we often hold test fests when we want to focus our efforts on a new feature or enhanced function of OS X. Now we want to bring that experience to our seed participants. We would like you to help us test the new AirDrop in OS X Yosemite.
According to 9to5Mac, invited users will see a notice located in the Feedback Assistant app bundled with the public beta of Yosemite. Testers are given guidelines for testing the feature, including two Macs running Yosemite.
What do I need? To participate in the AirDrop Test Fest you will need at least two Macs from the following:

- 2012 Mac or later for new AirDrop

- Any Mac for Legacy AirDrop (old Mac to Mac only)

The Macs will need to be running the latest seeded build of OS X Yosemite. If you also want to test with your iPhone or iPad you will need device with a Lightning connector running iOS 7 or iOS 8.
Apple's "AirDrop Test Fest" will last from today, September 24, until Sunday, September 28. Apple has set up a special discussion topic for the event, inviting testers to contribute observations and results, and the company will be providing a "special AirDrop survey" that guides users through usage scenarios the company would like to explore.



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58 months ago
Apple needs a ZFS Test Fest!

Glassed Silver:mac
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58 months ago
Where was 8.0.1 field beta testing? Oh right it was released to the masses.
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58 months ago

Where was 8.0.1 field beta testing? Oh right it was released to the masses.


They field tested it alright. They tested it by turning people's phones into $650+ and $750+ iPod Touch's. Good thing the normal consumer will know how to fix that...

Pro-tip: They won't.

I love my many, many Apple products so much... But this product cycle has been a mess.
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58 months ago
Will the mac be doing any bending with this drop test?
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58 months ago
drop-test videos

Great. Everyone's gonna rush out and drop-test their Macs now.
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58 months ago

I agree. I love Apple's customer service and help process. But I doubt you want to see a Genius Bar and the phones not even been out a week.


Sometimes bad stuff just happens. I remember my seat stopped working after my car hit 27 miles on the odometer! Had to take it back to the dealer. The car was so new they didn't have parts for it yet. The factory had to order it from the OEM.

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I do hope they enable older Macs to use handoff via LE bluetooth adapters
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58 months ago
I can understand apple requiring certain types of wifi and bluetooth but to not allow us to use adaptors on older hardware is just plain wrong.
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58 months ago

Will the mac be doing any bending with this drop test?


LOL! Don't carry your Mac in the pocket of your skinny jeans. ;)
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58 months ago

I can understand apple requiring certain types of wifi and bluetooth but to not allow us to use adaptors on older hardware is just plain wrong.


I agree. I certainly would like to be able to handoff from my iPhone 5 or iPad Air to my late 2011 MBP. However, I am not going to go buy a new Mac just to be able to have that feature.
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58 months ago


What do I need? To participate in the AirDrop Test Fest you will need at least two Macs from the following:

- 2012 Mac or later for new AirDrop

- Any Mac for Legacy AirDrop (old Mac to Mac only)

The Macs will need to be running the latest seeded build of OS X Yosemite. If you also want to test with your iPhone or iPad you will need device with a Lightning connector running iOS 7 or iOS 8.


I am bringing my IIfx as my "any Mac".
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