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Apple planning Luna Display-like desktop displays

It’s worldwide known that the best characteristics of Apple products is the display. Apple ships computers — from iPads to iMacs — with great quality, well calibrated displays that work both for personal and professional use, which requires a great level of fidelity. It now appears that Apple is working n a new Mac and iPad display feature to launch with macOS 10.15.

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Previously, Astro HD has come up with a solution, Luna display, that allows Mac users to use their iPad as an external display. In the past, many solutions have been seen and used, but Luna Display has become the best one given that it’s a hardware product leveraging the power of the GPU so the experience is as seamless as possible.

Apple is now working on that seamless version, trying to make it native to the Mac. Acording to people familiar with the development of macOS 10.15— the next major update of Apple’s desktop OS — the new system will have a feature that allows users to send any window of any app to an external display. The external display can be a n actual external display connected to the Mac or even an iPad.

The new feature – called “Sidecar” internally – can be accessed via a simple menu. This new menu will be opened by hovering over the green “maximize” button in a Mac app window for a split second. The menu will have options for making the window fullscreen, tiling and moving to external displays, including the user’s iPads and external displays connected to the Mac. Selecting one of the display options moves the current window to the selected external display or iPad, in fullscreen.

Users with an iPad that supports Apple Pencil will also be able to draw with the Pencil on iPad when it’s being used as an external display for the Mac, effectively turning the iPad into a Wacom-like tablet. Engineers are also working on options that will allow windows to be easily snapped to one side of the screen, similar to a feature that already exists on Windows.

Apple is expected to unveil macOS 10.15 this June, during the opening keynote of its Worldwide Developers Conference.


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