AirPlay Mirroring is undoubtedly one of iOS 5’s hottest features, while iMessage’s seamless integration has stopped text bundles taking a hammering. So it’s unsurprising that we’re excited to learn that Apple is said to be bringing both features to Mac OS X Lion. Want to know more? Read on and we’ll reveal all.
According to the chaps in the know at 9to5mac, Cupertino is lining up AirPlay Mirroring for Mac, allowing users to beam images from their OS X packing laptops and desktops to their TVs via an Apple TV set top box. QuickTime X is also said to be getting AirPlay video streaming smarts.
On top of that iMessage is also being tinkered to work on a desktop. Apple is said to be pursuing two options, with a separate iMessage app and integration into the existing iChat function being mulled over. Either way, you’ll be able to carry on instant chats from iOS devices and vice versa.
Sadly, there’s no news on when this upgrade will be out. Here’s hoping it’s soon. Think this is a clever move on Apple’s part? Or could you do without either feature on OS X? Hit up the comments and tell us now.