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I want the ability to use the Vision Pro as an external display with my iPad Pro

I haven’t noticed it on my new tablet, but some new M4 iPad Pro models are exhibiting a visible static grain pattern across the OLED display, according to several user reports on Reddit (1, 2, 3) and the MacRumors Forums.

Apple’s new iPad Pros sound very promising, though I’m not sure they’re still ready to serve as a Mac laptop replacement. But I’m wondering why Apple didn’t offer the ability to use them with the Vision Pro.

You can with the Mac. Mac Virtual Display lets you view your Mac screen on Apple Vision Pro, and use your Mac trackpad to share the pointer between your Mac and Apple Vision Pro. Both devices must be signed in with the same Apple ID, and your Mac must have macOS Sonoma or later installed.

If you’re using an iPad Pro as your main computer, it’d be cool to use the spatial computer as an external monitor with an iPad Visual Display feature. Perhaps we’ll see it as a feature in the next rev of iPadOS that will be previewed at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.