The newest operating system for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches is expected to be unveiled later this month (June 2013). One of the hot rumors is that
itwill include "AirDrop" which would allow users to share files between iOS devices (and possibly mac computers) without the need for a wi-fi or
cellular connection or any kind of storage service. This would make it very easy for students to share files with each other and with their teachers. Do you see this as a positive new feature in education? Why or why not?
If you could suggest new features for iOS devices that would make it easier to use in an educational setting, what would it be?
You are correct, to use the AirDrop feature to the fullest, you would need to be all iOS devices and Macs at this point if you want to exchange files with a computer. We can hope that they might open it up more as time moves on - or a third party developer would find a way to make it work with other platforms.
You make a good point about Google Apps for Education (GAFE). I'd like to see those apps better integrated with iOS. Some of the Google Apps work OK on the iOS platform right now, but not all of them. That would certainly be on my wish list for new iOS features!