October 31, 2011
First they came to iOS and now they may pop up on a future release of OS X. AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage could someday make the leap to the desktop according to 9 To 5 Mac. Apple is said to be testing both iOS apps for integration into future versions of OS X Lion. The first, AirPlay Mirroring, would allow users to wirelessly mirror what is happening on their desktop to an Apple TV connected to a projector, television, or external monitor. In addition, Apple is working on bringing video streaming into QuickTime X. Meanwhile, iMessage, which just launched with iOS 5, would be integrated into Apple’s existing iChat application. This would allow Mac owners to communicate with anyone with an iDevice. Take a look at the iMessage on Mac concept: Both Mac additions, which are currently only in the planning stages, would further blur the line between Mac OS X and iOS, which is good news for anyone part of the Apple ecosystem. We'll keep you updated.