In other words, there are times when Apple doesn’t lead as much as it follows. Instead, Apple is patient, watches the market segment, then cobbles together a better solution than what competitors offer. So, how will Apple copy Microsoft’s new technology?
Wireless Displays For All
Have you seen those DirecTV television commercials which hide all the cables you need to view TV? Microsoft has something similar that Apple needs to copy.
It’s called the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (they have such a way with product names up there in Microsoftland).
This clever little device is kind of a hodgepodge product that works a bit like Apple TV and Google Chromecast– from the wireless perspective– but works on Windows PCs (and Android devices).
Essentially, all it does is mirror the device it’s plugged into on a big screen flat TV (HDMI) or a computer display. That’s the part that has me excited. I want that capability for my MacBook Pro.
Instead, Apple builds in mirroring to various devices– Mac, iPhone and iPad– which is wireless to your television, but not to a computer monitor. That’s what I want.
The Microsoft devices uses Miracast technology to display what’s on your notebook to a TV or monitor– wirelessly; without cables.
The question I have for Apple is simple. When do we get wireless displays for the Mac?
Apple TV works kinda sorta but isn’t exactly a high resolution 4k-like monitor solution. All I want is a wireless display. No cables from my Mac to the display to clutter up the desktop. Just build it in already and make it work without having to read a manual or add another device to the clutter.