October 5, 2011
We, like you, are still trying to take in all that was announced at yesterday’s iPhone event. Besides announcing the iPhone 4S, Apple also announced that its impressive AirPlay Mirroring feature was coming to the iPhone for the first time. Here's a quick look at what this means for you. As a review, AirPlay allows users to wirelessly stream what’s on your iPhone/iPod touch or iPad to your HDTV via Apple TV. AirPlay Mirroring, which is slightly different, lets you share exactly what’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S with everyone in the room. Stream web pages, spreadsheets, lessons, games, photos, videos, and more to your HDTV via Apple TV. You can also stream using a wired dongle, if you so please. According to Apple’s Mirroring webpage:
Just double-click the Home button, swipe all the way to the right, and select AirPlay Mirroring. Zoom in and out and pause for applause. Rotate from portrait to landscape and your audience sees that, too. AirPlay does it all wirelessly, so you can work the room or sit comfortably among the crowd. If you see it, so can they.This is very exciting and we can’t wait to get our hands on an iPhone 4S/Apple TV to begin using the Mirroring features. What do you think? Is this something cool or one of those options you won’t use? Let us know by using the comments below.