Anyone who has an iPhone sometimes hears someone question the alleged “inability” of Apple’s smartphone to send files, pictures or music via Bluetooth to other devices. However, recently, a video showed how pilot sending images from iPhone to the second plane at 35,000 Feet, which is now appeared to be FAKE.
FAKE: Pilot Sending Image From iPhone To Second Plane At 35,000 Feet
It seems that the pilot of the Boeing 747-8, a cargo plane flying a thousand feet below the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777, did not send such photographs by AirDrop. According to the Asian company, the pilots said that the images actually arrived, but by another channel!
Does this video have any truth or is it all a lie?
As we mentioned in the article that introduced this adventure, the tech giant Apple technology has some limitations in normal environments.
However, even knowing all the properties of the technology, it could, in a “new” scenario and using data that were not all transmitted in the video, something that would allow passing photographs of an airplane that flew at 35 thousand feet to another that flew a thousand feet above.
Strange, that the video disappeared
The story could be interesting and even have some truth behind it and perhaps there might be a circumstantial scenario that would allow the pilot to use the technology on the plane and make the Wi-Fi signal arrive a thousand feet above at least this seems to be what happens with the shipment and due appreciation from the pilots of the Singapore Airlines plane: “We appreciate your AirDrop.”
So the scenery looks strange when the video disappears from the LouB747 YouTube channel. What we made available, as you must have seen, started from another channel. This is because something has happened in the meantime. The video has become viral.
Starting at 3:30 p.m. on August 4, the video had already been shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook in 12 hours and received more than 7,500 views on YouTube. On Twitter, the video has been retweeted over 1,900 times. However, many were already the ones who acclaimed that the video could be false, although the arguments varied, from the incapacity of the technology to the refusal of the pilots to do this type of actions in flight, but no one would still have any certainty for By the interveners.
Who came to deny what, in fact, it was being said that the reality was Singapore Airlines. The company referred to a communication body, when this “storm” fell upon it, that the images arrived not by AirDrop, the images, but rather later by email.
“Our pilot was only replying in jest to the radio message from the captain of the other flight. However, later Photos were exchanged by email”.
The message transmitted by a company spokesperson according to the Airline Boarding website.
But did the technology allow this transmission or not?
The tech giant Apple says that this technology, under normal conditions, works up to a distance of 30 feet (about 9 meters). In a simplistic way we can say that you need to have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connected, because initially the Apple devices are “paired” via Bluetooth and then the devices automatically configure a direct Wi-Fi connection to the AirDrop, even being in networks Different Wi-Fi.
It is not yet known who received the photos at the time, but apparently, it was not the Singapore Airlines airliner pilots, even though it was strange that they were thankful! But equally true was the immense criticism that pilots were receiving photographs instead of piloting. However, the images arrived well, but the company did know that it was transferred by email or what.
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