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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.

iMessage may be introduced into the current iChat application after references were discovered in its code. No firm decision has been made yet and it may even end up as a standalone application. According to the source, both solutions are being developed. iMessage would allow a Mac user to message any iOS device for free.

It makes a lot of sense for Apple to offer these features on the Mac OS X platform, it now looks like it is going to happen in a future update.

Source: 9to5Mac

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12 Comments
  • Mirroring on the Mac would be awesome! Imagine those times when there are too many tv shows on to watch or record...and you have to catch one online. It's awful having to watch online on the small screen, but if you could mirror it to the big screen? How great would that be?!
  • Mirroring on the Mac would be awesome! Imagine those times when there are too many tv shows on to watch or record...and you have to catch one online. It's awful having to watch online on the small screen, but if you could mirror it to the big screen? How great would that be?!
  • This would also be great as a windows application for business use.
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  • Would also like to see AirPlay audio TO iOS devices, so I can put a touch in my iPod doc, and stream to that as well as to the other airplay enabled devices around my house. Whole-house audio at last!
    This whole area could do with sorting out though, it can get very confusing when using Remote to stream from my PC music library to the Apple TV.
  • Which way around would the AirPlay mirroring be?
    From the mac to an Apple TV?
    Or from an IOS device to a mac? (I use Airserver for this, it's pretty good)
    Peter
  • Windows already has this. It's called DLNA. Actually they've had this for a while.
    And yes, I know AirPlay is built on DLNA.
  • Windows already has this. It's called DLNA. Actually they've had this for a while.
    And yes, I know AirPlay is built on DLNA.
  • Windows already has this. It's called DLNA. Actually they've had this for a while.
    And yes, I know AirPlay is built on DLNA.
  • IMessage on the Mac would only be useful if you can send/receive to email address or phone number, and the conversations can be retrieved/echoed on both. (Similar to google voice.)
  • Airplay from Apps to Apple TV is what we need... We don't need mirroring, just airplay from other music apps (ahem, spotify).
  • is a App which you can install very soon, to give Gravity to your Apps icons on your iPad s srecen. What does it do? It entertain you when you see your friend's expressions when