Report: Apple Preparing New Version Of AirPlay That Doesn't Need Wi-Fi

There could be some really awesome new products coming our way next month at Apple's rumoured September iPhone event. The UK Telegraph reports that Apple is going to release an update to AirPlay -- dubbed "AirPlay Direct" -- that would take away the need for a home Wi-Fi network.

Apparently, the upgrade will allow your iOS device to stream music to Airplay-enabled speakers through mobile data. But does that mean it would be an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection of sorts? With Wi-Fi Plus Cellular popping up in the iOS 6 beta, such an idea might make more sense when you're away from your home network. I guess we'll see in a couple of weeks. [The Telegraph]