iPhone mirroring is now available for developers to try

iPhone Mirror to Mac: The New Feature You Need to Know About

Apple released new developer betas for iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia on Monday, and spokesperson Fred Sainz confirmed on Friday that the company planned to introduce the ability for users to mirror their iPhone on their Mac. Sainz also said the iOS 18 beta would include new SharePlay screen sharing capabilities.

The new feature, which Apple first announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, lets you interact with your iPhone right from your Mac, meaning you can browse apps and even drag and drop files from your Mac to your phone. Your Mac will even show notifications from your iPhone, and when you click on them, your Mac can open them in the mirrored iPhone interface.

A screenshot of a Mac demonstrating iPhone mirroring.
Image: Apple

While mirroring to your Mac, your iPhone stays locked. However, if you’re using StandBy while mirroring, what’s shown on your iPhone screen will stay on the iPhone’s screen as you browse your iPhone from your Mac.

The new SharePlay features let you draw on another person’s screen or control their screen. If you want to try the developer betas for yourself, check out our guide.

On Monday, Apple also released a new developer beta of iPadOS 18, and the beta adds support for alternative app stores and includes other changes to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act, MacRumors reports. Apple had said these changes would be coming after the EU designated iPadOS as a gatekeeper earlier this year.

Apple also launched new betas for visionOS 2 and watchOS 11. The full releases of the OS upgrades are set for this fall.

Update, June 24th: Added details about the new iPadOS 18 developer beta.

Author: Jay Peters
Source: Theverge

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