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Apple set to debut incredible LiFi technology

Apple will be ahead of the pack when it comes to delivering LiFi support on mobile devices, if references found in thelatest iOS beta release hint at Cupertino’s future plans.

We first reported on the impressive technology last November, but a recent dive into iOS’ source code reveals a library cache file referencing “LiFiCapability,” alongside other code-related hints to the networking protocol. In a message posted to Twitter, user kyofujibaya noticed that LiFi testing may already be “imminent,” due to hints found within the iOS 9.1 firmware.

LiFi uses “Visible Light Communication” to send data. The only commercial deployment of LiFi is from Estonian startupVelmenni who implemented the new technology in their ‘Jugnu’ range of smart light bulbs; creating a wireless communication system which uses light as a medium of transport instead of traditional radio frequencies.

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