The Greatest iOS 5 Feature Is AirPlay Mirroring

AirPlay is an amazing technology that has been limited for awhile. First Apple only allowed it to be used with stock apps, and then the developer APIs were made available but we had to wait for developers to incorporate it. The ultimate hampering came from only video working with AirPlay. When the iPad 2 was released, there wasn’t much mention of Airplay, and instead there was screen mirroring thanks to the Digital AV/HDMI adapter.

Now AirPlay mirroring is coming as part of iOS 5 to get rid of the cables, and stream everything on your screen. The Apple TV just become that much better, as you can now stream anything on your iPad screen to your HDTV screen with just a tap of the AirPlay button. Imagine playing Infinity Blade, Real Racing 2, or even Angry Birds on your big screen TV with absolutely no wires. You can now feed the whole app on to your TV, and not just video files within apps. The Apple TV is now getting apps in a roundabout way.

AirPlay Mirroring sounds like the greatest feature of iOS 5, and the possibilities are practically endless.


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