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Report: Apple Could Let You Use an iPad As a Display with macOS 10.15

Apple Pencil support is expected as well.

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Apple might be readying a new feature that would let you use an iPad as an external display with your Mac. 9to5Mac reports that the company is working on the feature and that it may come out with the release of macOS 10.15. The update is expected to be previewed at WWDC 2019 where we’ll learn more about the feature if it rules out to be true.

According to 9to5Mac, the feature is internally referred to as “Sidecar.” The idea seems to be allowing users to access external displays via a simple menu that can be found by hovering over the green “maximize” button in a Mac window. This will give you a list of external display options, including a connected iPad. It isn’t clear if this connection will be wired or wireless. Upon selection, the window that’s currently active will be moved over to your iPad and can be used with your Mac’s mouse and keyboard.

Interestingly, 9to5Mac also says users will be able to use their Apple Pencil when their iPad is being used as an external display. This could mean Apple will be adding Wacom-esque features to the iPad and Mac with the next macOS upgrade.

Finally, 9to5Mac notes in macOS 10.15, the ability to snap windows to the sides of your screen like in Windows 10 will be added.

None of these features have been confirmed just yet, but if they’re true, we’ll see them in less than two months onstage during Apple’s WWDC keynote. Stay tuned.

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