Duet Display Transforms Your iOS Devices into A Second Display

Tablets have yet to overtake laptops as proper alternate solutions primarily because they run mobile applications instead of desktop apps (at least some of them). However, Duet Display (available on the App Store) plans on changing all that by turning your iOS device into a fully functional mobile machine that is capable of running OS X or Windows desktop applications.

According to the app description, you will not experience any lag whatsoever, but the only thing you will have to worry about is spending $9.99 on purchasing Duet Display. The latest version, version 1.2 allows you to use your iPad or iPhone display as a second monitor. Naturally, due to the sheer size of iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro (for those of you who have it), it will be extremely beneficial rather than using an iPhone to carry out the same task.

After all, the biggest limitation of iPad Pro was not the fact that it carried a large price tag, but it was that despite its expensive price, the 12.9 inch tablet was unable to run dedicated OS X applications. Apart from mirroring a second display for your Mac or Windows machine, you can also start viewing 1080p videos at a very healthy and constant 60 FPS through Duet Display.

What will you need to start running Duet Display?

In order to run the setup, you will have to make sure that you possess the following:

  • iPad, iPhone or an iPod Touch running iOS 8.0 or higher
  • 30-pin or Lightning cable
  • Available space for the app install

While some people might not be attracted to the $9.99 price that you have to pay for the app, if you want to transform your available iPad into a productive work machine, then Duet Display is probably one of the most attractive options out there.


  • Wired, seriously? That totally defeats the purpose of having a mobile device. Plus you forgot to mention you need a Mac as well to drive the whole thing, which are not exactly cheap. The iPad Pro is one of the biggest jokes of the century, right alongside the Apple Watch Edition, and no one in their right mind would get either.

    • You don’t HAVE to use it it’s there for people that actually will make use of it, like me and it’s wired to reduce input lag

      • But why? There’s not a single thing it excels at other than being overpriced. It’s a terrible laptop and a mediocre tablet. There’s much better hardware for much cheaper out there. It’s for all the idiots of the world with more money than sense, and they deserve to get their money taken by a corporation like Apple.

        • I wouldn’t waste my time arguing ‘why’ because almost all the wireless applications out there have a lag problem. even the paid ones.

          So probably wired app was a nice way out, at least for the time being.

          but over-priced ? A BIG YES !! I’m with you on that.

          However for the most part of your comments, You sound ridiculous. and yes i just used the term ridiculous.

          You may not like Ipad pro but that doesnt make it a ‘joke of the century.’ And just because you fail to appreciate the work some tech companies put in, does not make other buyers ‘idiots’.

          With your biased comments, the only person with no sense seems to be you.
          Sadly We still have not learnt to respect others opinions.

          PS. I neither own an ipad pro or an apple watch. nor do I plan to buy either. But if it doesn’t serve my purpose, it does not make it a joke.

        • I wouldn’t waste my time arguing ‘why’ because almost all the wireless applications out there have a lag problem. even the paid ones.

          So probably wired app was a nice way out, at least for the time being.

          Yes I would really want Apple to lower down their prices. However for the most part of your comments, You sound ridiculous. and yes i just used the term ridiculous.

          You may not like Ipad pro but that doesnt make it a ‘joke of the century.’ And just because you fail to appreciate the work some tech companies put in, does not make other buyers ‘idiots’.

          With your biased comments, the only person with no sense seems to be you.
          Sadly We still have not learnt to respect others opinions.

          PS. I neither own an ipad pro or an apple watch. nor do I plan to buy either. But if it doesn’t serve my purpose, it does not make it a joke.

          • What is the purpose of this app if you’ll have to stick with your PC/Mac? Why not directly work on your Laptop/Macbook?

            It’s not as useful as it seems to be.

            FYI, I am an iPhone, iMac and an iPad user. I love iOS so I’m not being biased at all.

        • Terrible laptop? its is mostly used product by the professional due to its build quality, reliability and performance. Yes, there are flaws in every system but less flaws and better support matters. I have seen that almost 80% tutorials made by professionals are on Mac while the same software also exist on Windows. Remaining 20% are Microsoft’s own technology tutorials. I am sure that despite of your disliking it will keep selling but you will die without even using it. Or let me know the success of the product that you are using :D

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