10-10-2011, 09:27 AM #1
iPad as external monitor using cable
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- Sep 11, 2011
Hey, I want to hook up 1 or more iPads to my computer and use them as external monitors.
Wireless can be unreliable and slow, so I was wondering if there's a way to do this using cables. Because that would be rad. As.
10-10-2011, 10:04 AM #2
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- Apr 06, 2011
- Louisville, KY - USA
- MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
At this point, even when jailbroken, I do not think this is possible. I know it is not possible with the non-jailbroken machines.
I use Air Display with no issues. I wont be gaming with the iPad as the screen, but for a screen to hold some extra stuff while I am working in other apps it is great.MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2
10-10-2011, 10:37 AM #3
+1 on AirDisplay. If you do go this route make sure to check compatibility before buying. With Lion there are some machines and video chipsets that don't work with AirDisplay. Hopefully there will be a fix, but until then check to be sure. Machines running Snow Leopard have no issues that I am aware of.12" rMB 256gb | Mac Pro 3,1 2x 2.8GHz | Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac G5 | 24" ACD | 64GB Verizon iPhone 6 Plus | iPad Air 2 64GB LTE | iPad mini 2 16GB | Gen 7 Nano | Gen 4 iPod Touch | TV1 | TV3 | Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray
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