iOS code reveals what’s Apple is working on. Looking at the code, we learned that Apple would include a flash-based software in the future, which later appeared as Flash Retina. This time, the iOS code reveals that Apple is working to create iPhones compatible with Li-Fi networks, a wireless connection, in theory, can reach speeds of 224GB per second.
These references to the Li-Fi capabilities began to appear in iOS 9.1. It was discovered by the user of Twitter Chase Fromm and later confirmed by AppleInsider. As you can see in the picture below (it is marked in blue) can be read “LiFiCapability” which means capacity Li-Fi. This type of connection works similarly to how they do the traditional infrared controls: if the light goes directly to the sensor, it works. If the light does not reach the sensor, we have nothing to do. That’s the downside of Li-Fi: we can only use it if the device is visible to the sender without obstacles standing in the way.
Li-Fi connections are still experimental, but there are many companies working to commercialize the technology. If we consider that Apple also creates its own Wi-Fi stations, we think that in the not too distant future also create a kind of lamp to enjoy higher speeds.
Moreover, it is also known that the Cupertino are working on hardware that allows data transfer or light-based optical wireless communication. In 2013 he issued a patent describing a method of “optical modulation using an image sensor.” The sensor described could change collect images to collect data, all without adding extra hardware.
Li-Fi in an iPhone could be used for different purposes. Connect to a transmitter Li-Fi, obviously, if present and permit browsing or voice calls via Voice Over IP, but may become also useful for the synchronization of the dispsositivo, replacing, at least in part, the use of the cable as It happens now with the Synchronizing via Wi-Fi but it is much slower. In this second key, theoretically, once placed a receiver / trasmetttore Li-Fi on its Macs, Apple could accelerate the release of the iPhone with this technology, making it useful now waiting for the arrival “hot spots” Li-Fi, which according to most observers will not be before two or three years. (Source: @kyoufujibaya [Twitter] | Via: Apple Insider)