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AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage on their way to the Mac?

According to “sources familiar with the future of Mac OS X”, AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage are both set to make an appearance in the not too distant future. The sources, talking to 9to5Mac claim that both of these applications are in development although they could be shelved just as easily.

AirPlay Mirroring would certainly be a welcome addition to the Mac OS X platform, allowing a user to mirror the screen of their Mac without the need for an expensive projector. You could see Apple TV’s popping up in company boardrooms attached to smaller LCD panels.

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Daily Tip: How to turn on AirPlay Mirroring

Wondering how to turn use AirPlay Mirroring on your new iPhone 4S or iPad 2? Air Play Mirroring is one of the great features of  iOS 5 and enables you to mirror your screen on your second generation Apple TV. Here's how to get it started.

First off we need to make sure AirPlay is enabled on the Apple TV

  • Go into Settings
  • AirPlay
  • Turn on AirPlay

Now we have done that, grab your iPhone 4S or iPad 2

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iPad 2 AirPlay mirroring walkthrough [video]

One of the most exciting features of iOS 5 is the ability to mirror the iPad 2 screen on a high definition TV via an Apple TV. When it is enabled, you can see everything that you see on your iPad 2 on the TV, including videos, games, documents etc, all in real time.

Apple ‘n’ Apps has put together an excellent video walkthrough showing how it all works. The video demonstrates the speed at which the data is transferred between the iPad 2 and the Apple TV. It is very very impressive.

Gaming on the iPad 2 will gain a huge boost with the release of iOS 5 and AirPlay mirroring. It will no doubt enable new innovative ways to play games on your TV and iPad 2, at the same time! Take a look at the video after the break. Let us know what you think in the comments!


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Daily Tip: How to enable video mirroring on the original iPad [jailbreak]

Own an original iPad and want to know how to enable video mirroring, just like iPad 2 offers? While this feature is not supported on the original iPad, with the release of the iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak you can now add the display mirroring feature. We'll tell you how after the break!

[Nature’s Eye Studios via macstories]

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