Apple Could Allow iPad To Be Used As External Display And Run Mac Apps With macOS 10.15
As we edge closer to WWDC 2019 and what will surely be the first outing of macOS 10.15, we’re starting to learn more and more about what that will look like.
Now, the latest comes as 9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on a solution similar to the popular Luna Display which allows Mac uses to use their iPad as an external display.
Luna Display is the most popular third-party app and dongle that makes this possible right now, but the report says that Apple is working on bringing a similar feature to macOS 10.15, and that it will allow a user to send an app from their Mac to an external display whether that is a monitor or even an iPad.
The new feature is said to carry the code name ‘Sidecar’ within Apple, with the feature opened by hovering the mouse over the green maximize button that all Mac apps have. That will then present options for opening the window in full screen, tiled, or moving it to an external display.
This whole feature sounds essentially like AirPlay, but ultimately much more advanced. Support for the Apple Pencil will be included, allowing users to effectively draw on Mac apps as if they were using a Wacom tablet.
All o this is expected to debut during the macOS 10.15 announcement in June, with a launch for the public expected around October time. If previous development cadence is to be trusted, we can expect a developer beta to be made available following WWDC’s opening keynote, too.