Apple's iPhone and iPad support several options to display on larger screens, including using a VGA, HDMI, or DVI adapter. In addition, Apple supports its Wi-Fi-based AirPlay mirroring technology that allows streaming of the iPhone or iPad's screen to supported devices. This allows for viewing through projectors and on televisions which have this technology.
The iPhone's Control Center allows you to select an airplay mirroring device, which can be your computer if you have an appropriate AirPlay mirroring utility installed.
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While this feature is convenient if you have a device that supports AirPlay mirroring, you might find that Apple's own line of Macs lack this feature. As with iOS, Apple has included AirPlay mirroring in OS X to stream to devices that support this feature, but has not provided a way to stream from one system to the next.
Granted, Apple supports screen sharing between Macs, and options to take screenshots in iOS for sharing on a Mac; however, if you would like to view your iPhone or iPad's output directly on a Mac, then Apple does not provide a built-in solution for this.
However, this ability is possible using third-party applications which implement an AirPlay server, which supports device mirroring. There a... [Read more]