Apple's iOS 7 eliminates need for cellular connectivity

Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iOS 7 software has a little-known connectivity feature known as the Apple Multipeer Connectivity framework that lets users connect directly via Bluetooth personal area networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi or a traditional Wi-Fi network, obviating the need for a cellular network. Open Garden's FireChat app leverages that option in iOS 7, and Open Garden is working with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) on an Android version of FireChat as well. Article