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iOS Code Reveals Apple May Be Experimenting With Li-Fi Wireless

iOS Code Reveals Apple May Be Experimenting With Li-Fi Wireless

Posted January 18, 2016 at 5:41pm by iClarified · 18845 views
Code references found in iOS by Chase Fromm reveal that Apple may be experimenting with Li-Fi wireless communication.

Fromm recently tweeted a screenshot of a Li-Fi reference saying:

Li-Fi testing is already imminent. May appear in the next iPhone 7 according to iOS code in iOS 9.1 firmware.

iOS Code Reveals Apple May Be Experimenting With Li-Fi Wireless

Li-Fi or Light Fidelity is a bidirectional, high speed and fully networked wireless communication technology similar to Wi-Fi. It's been measured to be about 100 times faster than some Wi-Fi implementations reaching speeds of 224 gigabits per second. [W]

The technology uses light from LEDs to deliver communication by switching the current to the LEDs off and on at a rate unnoticeable by the human eye. Although the LEDs would need to be on to transmit data, it's possible to dim them below human visibility while still emitting enough light to carry data.

PureLiFi already has a Li-Fi system called Li-1st, check out some videos detailing how the system works below.

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Woon hon bin.
Woon hon bin. - January 20, 2016 at 10:03pm
No Li no fi? What about the connection in the dark?
Mike Favale
Mike Favale - January 19, 2016 at 2:18am
Great to see lifi getting noticed. I am excited to build my and properties in the future. Mike Favale Tellcar Innovations, llc
Shame - January 18, 2016 at 11:54pm
I call this a shame because this is coming to the iPhone without a jack, then again, let's hope iPhone 5e and 6c come with Li-Fi and hope for the best. They're upgrades of the predecessors 6(s) and 5s and wouldn't possibly get rid of the jacks.
John - January 18, 2016 at 10:10pm
i need this in my life
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