Yesterday I just discussed how Apple promotes its iPad Pro as a computer and encourages young users to become more mobile with iPad. And then I came to know about a cool new product that can turn an iPad into a Mac mini screen.
It's Luna Display, a dongle that helps users turn the iPad into a wireless display for the Mac mini. This small product creates a new work area that has the best of Mac and iPad. Best of all, it works on all major iPads (except for the first generation) running iOS 9.1 or later.
How to use iPad as a Mac mini or secondary display for any Mac
Your iPad will be a wireless display for Mac mini, which is a stationary hub. The treatment effect of the Mac mini and the edge of the retina display on the iPad are within easy reach.
Before we enter the method, you need to put a few things in place:
- Mac mini (or MacBook Pro / Air, iMac with USB Type C port.)
- Any iPad ( except for the first generation iPad.)
- Luna Display
- Accessories: A Bluetooth Keyboard, Mouse and Apple Pencil (Second Generation)
- Strong Wi-Fi Network
Step # 1
Step # 2. Then start System Settings on the Mac mini.
Step # 3. Click now on "Users and Groups" and select your preferred account for automatic sign-in.
Step # 4. Connect iPad to the same Wi-Fi network as Mac mini.
Note: If Wi-Fi is not available, you can connect your two devices with a USB cable.
] Step # 5. Then you need to download the Luna Display app on iPad.
Step # 6. When both apps are installed on both devices, open the Luna Display app and follow the onscreen instructions.
You will be prompted to insert the Luna device into the Mac mini.
Step # 7. It's time to connect the external monitor from the Mac mini.
Note that if you are using FileVault, you still need an external display to unlock the drive when you restart.
There you ] iPad touchscreen Mac Mini Setup
Now you can use iPad as a Mac mini screen.
Since the Mac mini has been sent without display, Luna Display finds a suitable use for Mac mini users. You should not limit the use of Luna Display to Mac mini, as users can always use this dongle with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or an iMac.
Users who wanted to experience superior graphics on iPad can now use applications like Photoshop and Final Cut Pro on iPad.
When you want to return to iOS on iPad, just pick up as you used to bring your home menu on iPad. Coming back to macOS is as easy; just tap the Luna Display app to return to macOS.
Is it a good deal?
Only if you have both devices at home or in the office. You should not buy an expensive iPad to use it as a Mac mini display.
Luna Display: A sincere effort to rework Apple's ecosystem
Apple creates competition among its own devices; My article (linked above) hint at this point. Apple has made great efforts in the past three years to improve its iPad 12.9 "as the company knew that the big screen tablet has almost replaced laptops, even though it has not replaced computers yet.
Luna Display Manufacturers have not been able to to perceive this practice to Apple as they notice: " Everyone who has a good eye on Apple, finds that there is a common theme with each hardware competition: Apple always tries to surpass itself by creating more powerful standalone products, as if each product slowly rises to the limit of another product. "
iPhones are so big now that they are virtually mini iPads, and iPads are marketed as " like a computer, unlike any computer. "But the reality is that even if the iPad is getting stronger, it has not replaced the computer yet, and people still go for their Macbooks to get a real job done.
Summary … ]
Whi Le Apple could not (or do not want) combine iPad and Mac mini, the Luna Display has done this. Users will certainly welcome you to this product to make life more comfortable and mobile.
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