the wireless iPad Pro touchscreen Mac Mini Setup!

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  • macOS on an iPad Pro? The 2018 iPad Pro works as a wireless touchscreen display for the new Mac mini and it's kind of amazing.
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  • Jonathan Morrison
    Jonathan Morrison  10 หลายเดือนก่อน +57

    Yo 🙋🏻‍♂️ Just dropped a video on creating music on the iPad Pro! 🔥

    • slenpree
      slenpree หลายเดือนก่อน

      @3:18 nice tidy desk setup. What are your desk dimensions and what size display is that ?

    • Francisco Alcantar
      Francisco Alcantar 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I guess not..

    • Francisco Alcantar
      Francisco Alcantar 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What’s up Jonathan! Are you still going to drop this monster IPad Pro review?

    • Juan José Brown
      Juan José Brown 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Jonathan Morrison give Duet a try. I used to use it with the iPad Air 2 to use it as a secondary monitor through the lighting cable. I haven’t tried with the new pro but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  • V4D2
    V4D2 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Touch is only possible through the pencil, correct?
    Thanks for the video ;)

  • Nolan Horton
    Nolan Horton 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    nice vid! oh wow im the 300th comment lol
    edit: 3000th

  • Michael Ciccarelli
    Michael Ciccarelli 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Still waiting on that iPad Pro review

  • Martin DiNicolino
    Martin DiNicolino 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    looking forward on an update to this video when mac os catalina drops!

  • Vortex Antonov
    Vortex Antonov 21 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Chris S
    Chris S 24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Touch for Logic Pro x ?

  • omar ahmed
    omar ahmed 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Which iPad Pro keyboard do you recommend the Logitech slim pro or the apple Smart Keyboard? For 11 inch

  • John Mack
    John Mack 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A touch screen Mac? Weird, Mac people don't seem to really want that... so, get a Surface Pro and run real programs!

    BBS NEWS 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Sorry 😐 man you can’t work with pens and keyboard all in uncomfortable 🥵.

  • Schoolboy 219
    Schoolboy 219 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My idea was to go and but both the Mac mini and the new iPad pro

  • TheTotodor
    TheTotodor 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    It would be totally sick and awesome if Apple makes this feature native to MAC OS, especially on the MAC Mini!!!

  • J Bmannn
    J Bmannn 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

    I really want macOS to be installed on iPad pros.

  • khalil mirza
    khalil mirza 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very nice! Any opinion on how this is better than using a VNC client though?

  • gadhar anda duru beta
    gadhar anda duru beta 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    didn't watch the vid yet but wireless ipad?
    "wireless",you sure you wanna use that phrase??
    ok then I got a wireless nokia 1200...

  • Mihai - Stefan Brighiu
    Mihai - Stefan Brighiu 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +6

    You can do this natively with macOS Catalina :( @jonathan

    • Chris S
      Chris S 24 วันที่ผ่านมา

      As a display, but can you actually use touch?

    • David Liao
      David Liao 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      this video was from last year tho

    • ahmed hesham
      ahmed hesham 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      i was going to say that same thing :D

  • Poco Memes
    Poco Memes 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    *I BROKE MINE* 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Peizhong Cong
    Peizhong Cong 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    There are like a hundred apps for this.

  • A. B.
    A. B. หลายเดือนก่อน

    In an age of super wide super large screens, this is as minimalistic as it gets. 😂

  • Badenia Filme
    Badenia Filme หลายเดือนก่อน

    Or you just buy a Surface Pro

  • Hotwired PC
    Hotwired PC หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is so Dumb. Apple users love silly gimmicks yup let’s use the Ipad Pro as Mac mini screen and use the tv or monitor that you have hooked to the Mac mini for what? 😂

  • Vikram MVK
    Vikram MVK หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Just use a Remote Desktop app like team viewer or chrome Remote Desktop lol

    • Vikram MVK
      Vikram MVK 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Caleb Delbridge I use it for grad school. My laptop wont last 3hrs.

    • Vikram MVK
      Vikram MVK หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well, I'm doing just that and it works totally fine for me. I have an ipad pro 10.5 and i use chrome remote desktop on Windows 10 wth 1024x768 resolution to match the ipad's 4:3 aspect ratio and to make things fast! This setup works like a charm !

    • BlameTheDingus
      BlameTheDingus หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Vikram MVK there are so many issues with that

  • Wilson Silva
    Wilson Silva หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    macOS would be amazing on iPads. Apple you must do this!

    • omar ahmed
      omar ahmed 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I wonder if there’s a way to put it on there without a jailbreak or if they are even jailbreakable

    • Wilson Silva
      Wilson Silva 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I can’t wait till my iPhone 11 pro arrives!

    • Fancyfilmss
      Fancyfilmss 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      iPad os

    • Wilson Silva
      Wilson Silva 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      DMZ500 I’m sure they will warm up to it, they can’t say no to the future of tech. It’s coming it’s just a matter of time and apple putting there own little twist on it.

    • Wilson Silva
      Wilson Silva 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Startingbark 035 don’t like Android I can’t seem to have a good experience from them. Apple does everything I want perfectly with no extra hassle.

    PRASHANT BISWAS หลายเดือนก่อน

    Side car

  • Kylee Rose
    Kylee Rose หลายเดือนก่อน

    I like your shirt

  • Hase
    Hase หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    That will almost be feasible with sidecar in September

  • Gopi Ratan
    Gopi Ratan หลายเดือนก่อน

    Would the Mac mini be compatible with he upcoming XDR display? As in, would I be able to access all its features, like the 6k resolution etc, with the confirmation of the mini?

  • Miss panda :3
    Miss panda :3 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I don’t have a computer >:(

  • rahul sai
    rahul sai 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ever heard of "Chrome Remote Desktop"? Or basically any remote desktop software. This is been around for at least 5 years now.
    It's free and you don't even neep a dongle. Mac or PC!

  • Anony Mouse
    Anony Mouse 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Doesn't Sidecar do this already on oSx?

  • darbs brown
    darbs brown 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    so, technically the Luna display doesn't work on "pc's" yet.. but what if you're dual booting Windows, on a Mac? will it work if you start the dual display while booted into Mac, and then reboot into Windows..???

  • Torben Otten
    Torben Otten 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    People usually buy the MacMini to save a buck. So this is comical.

  • Elena
    Elena 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    im thinking about to get me an ipad pro for replace my pc and my phone.
    calls via wireless headphones, at home wireless connection to my monitor and my printer, and for school as replacement for all the stupid heavy books. should work, right? ;D

  • Brandon Cho
    Brandon Cho 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow... Surface Tablet has an arch enemy twin

  • Jay Doherty
    Jay Doherty 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    You could buy a better spec computer for cheaper than the combined price of the iPad Pro and the Mac Mini

  • cikify
    cikify 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What's that music called ???

  • Jerone Hall
    Jerone Hall 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I have my 2011 Mac mini which isn’t getting macOS Catalina. So I’ll give this a try.

  • Andrei Marinescu
    Andrei Marinescu 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The mac mini will be connected to the same network, but what's the deal with the adaptor? It will connect to the iPad through the wifi network or directly via bluetooth? Is there a limitation in terms of distance how far can you be with the iPad? Because... and hear me out: if that dongle connects to wifi, instead of BT, you could create a VPN that allows you to remotely control your mac without any 3rd party apps. And you can control it from the other side of the house.

  • Baba yaga
    Baba yaga 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Why can’t no one answer this question
    Question:can you play games with the key boards

    • XxHeadShotxX
      XxHeadShotxX หลายเดือนก่อน

      Baba yaga no is not possible but you can conect a ps4 or Xbox controllers.

  • OÄD
    OÄD 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    MacOS on iPad?
    No no no
    Apple would much rather rip people off for as long as they can and force you to buy all their products than do something that makes sense to the customers and make their lives easier.
    RIP Steve Jobs. Apple died with him.

    • Akomedias
      Akomedias หลายเดือนก่อน

      OÄD Apple Watch made (and still makes) sense and it not just makes life easier it can even save it.

  • fodemhouse
    fodemhouse 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Well I have some 3D modelling programs that cant run on Ipad Pro, and I would be able to use it without the need of a digital tablet.... Is that possible ?

  • Tigerex966
    Tigerex966 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    why not get a quality 4K monitor for $500 to a $100 instead/.

  • Tigerex966
    Tigerex966 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Can you use the $399 OLED Samsung s5e as a mac external monitor?

  • Julia Graif
    Julia Graif 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That cat was cute

  • Char Power
    Char Power 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I would love to see that final cut pro on the iPad tutorial video for sure

  • HBR
    HBR 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Can you use the new normal iPads with this

  • GmodMark
    GmodMark 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Waiting for support for windows

  • MohammeD KhaliL
    MohammeD KhaliL 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    0.33 that music😍

  • Vincent 58
    Vincent 58 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Sidecar vs Luna displays guess who won? -- Luna display why?
    - touchscreen functionality
    - app form :
    - easy to switch between apps
    - can have multitask in iPad

    • SynSeia
      SynSeia 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Not really. I have just made a quick sculpt on Zbrush only with Sidecar and it is just gorgeous. No extra 80$ needed for Luna at all.
      My config : Mac Mini 2018 with Mac OS Catalina 10.15 + Ipad Pro 2018 12.9 with Ipad OS 13
      For specific functions, you have the Apple Touch Bar on the bottom (brushes - undo - redo - etc) and for main actions, you have the main keys on the left. Working perfectly wired or wireless (bluetooth 5.0 or USB-C lightning cable).
      Here is an overview :

    • Vincent 58
      Vincent 58 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      First we were talk about sidecar and luna display not duet display. Each have Advantage and disadvantages. It just that has more functionality on luna display when compared to sidecar.

    • Mackinback
      Mackinback 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Wait.. So the masses can't even use Sidecar yet due to Catalina release, but you call Luna a clear winner? Maybe (and I'm stretching maybe) in a professional sense,
      Firstly, no extra hardware needed.
      Secondly, works on all iPads.
      What about Duet Display? It works with Windows (opens doors to more of the 'masses'.
      And seeing as my iPad Pro isn't the current gen, I'll just be waiting to update my MBP to Cataline when the time comes and just play with Duet for the time being. :)

  • Elija Sowa
    Elija Sowa 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Hi Jo... Waiting for a remake of this video due to iPad Os release and its features...

  • Takamusasu
    Takamusasu 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    So can this work with Cellular IPad Pro with IPadOS13 Sidecar with a MAC MINI. Can you do a video testing this setup?

  • nosredna2
    nosredna2 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Will it work with a 2012 13inch MacBook Pro and the original 9.7 iPad Pro?

  • Josue Hernandez
    Josue Hernandez 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    can you port forward it so that way you do not have to be connected to the same wifi?

  • Saudagar Kumar
    Saudagar Kumar 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Can i play gta5 and highly graphics gmae in ipad mini mac

  • Aaron Spurlock
    Aaron Spurlock 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    so absolutely impractical and useless

  • Wanderch
    Wanderch 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Duet es mejor...

  • Eddie Sena
    Eddie Sena 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    i want an update to have macos on the iPad

    GTV REVIEWS 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Orient, not orientate

  • Steven Cox
    Steven Cox 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Can you use the ipad pro as a display with cellular instead of wifi

  • MVTS -
    MVTS - 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Amazing jajajaja great

  • Parth Doshi
    Parth Doshi 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    One can use duet display wired connection to use it without internet

    ANTRIKSH 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Does it work for hackintosh

  • TechTalk
    TechTalk 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is beyond impressive!!

  • Dante Corbett
    Dante Corbett 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hey Jonathan, can you get Luna display guys to look at the Oculus Quest to make them a native app so we can use the quest to edit and control our macs in VR headset :) Thanks.

  • Vishesh Jain
    Vishesh Jain 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Is it possible to connect the magic keyboard and trackpad to the iPad Pro, instead of the Mac Mini and use it with the Luna display, in a different room with the same WiFi connection?

  • costafilh0
    costafilh0 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Apple is shit! Why not use a TB3 port on both and use it as a touch display!

  • lasarith2
    lasarith2 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So to get a touchscreen Mac it’ll only cost £3000

  • Immanuel Sam
    Immanuel Sam 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    how come I never saw this video till now or anyone else doing it. this is soooo amazing and I love every bit of it. But imagine if apple were to be the maker of the device???

  • Sathwik Vuppala
    Sathwik Vuppala 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    How do you turn on your mac mini without turning on luna display if mac mini is locked

  • Tony Wang
    Tony Wang 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Where's dat review tho?

  • CheeseCake Fox
    CheeseCake Fox 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I always thought MacOS being brought to something like the iPad Pro wouldn't be a terrible idea. It would give people options, but I don't think the iPad could ever replace something like the Macbook Pro, iMac, etc.

  • Mark Rids
    Mark Rids 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ipad can be your device.You just need to use it differently

  • Jerone Hall
    Jerone Hall 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    In all honesty apple can put macOS on the iPad pros. iOS is what holding the pro line back.

    • jeffrey Liaw
      jeffrey Liaw 6 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • tadzio75
    tadzio75 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I have been watching this video a couple of times, and I was and I am very interested in knowing what your final conclusions about this Mac mini/Ipad Pro set up is...this video is 4 months old...when did you post the result?

  • 曾宏
    曾宏 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hi, I wonder if luna display works well through the Type-C when the WiFi is bad. I will appreciate it if you test this. Thanks a lot.

  • David Sama
    David Sama 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This doesn't add any value.

  • LGF KubaSwitch
    LGF KubaSwitch 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I can’t waiting of Macintosh (1985-1992) to Macintosh Pro ( Mac Mini Project )

  • The Universal Mike
    The Universal Mike 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Does this set-up allow access to the camera and or mic for Skype or Adobe Connect hosting?

  • Amik Construction
    Amik Construction 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My 10-year-old MacBook Pro finally needed to be replaced, and in my opinion, the circumstances involving the timing for shopping for a new Apple computer couldn’t be more challenging.
    With the introduction of the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9, it has created a never-before-seen comparison model to the standard laptop. In fact, regarding the hardware, it’s not merely comparable, but dominating, based on benchmark scores, screen quality, touch interface, and form factor. So the SOLE drawback, is not being able to run MacOS. There is no doubt in my mind that the iPad Pro represents the future of mobile computing, and I’m positive that iOS 13 for the iPad, will be one more step forward in bridging the gap between iOS and MacOS. But there are just certain tasks, like configuring my home NAS, file directories, media server, etc., that either can’t be done on iOS, or just require too many workarounds to make it a pleasant experience.
    So, after an exhausting degree of research and internal debate, I made the tough decision to just stick with purchasing the $1800 13" MacBook Pro, as I could not hedge my bet that future software updates would make the iPad Pro everything that I need. Even though 90% of my day-to-day tasks could be handled by the iPad, I just couldn’t do without that remaining 10% MacOS functionality.
    ….then I happened to catch YOUR THplus video, describing the Luna Display…..and to be completely honest, my brain IMPLODED🤯.
    My entire strategy changed instantly, due also in part to the recent update to the Mac Mini, which even with the base $799 configuration, surpasses the 2018 13” MacBook Pro benchmark Single-Core score, and is very comparable on the Multi-Core Score. It has the more powerful DDR4 SDRAM since it’s a desktop, and is pretty easy to upgrade.
    Before I got too excited, the next comparison came down to price:
    2018 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar $1799
    + Apple Care+ $269
    = $2068
    2018 12.9 iPad Pro 256GB $1149
    + Apple Care+ $129
    + 2018 Mac Mini $799
    + IVSO Keyboard Folio case $50
    = $2127
    (I excluded the cost of the Apple Pencil in the direct cost comparison, since it’s not an accessory that can be utilized by the MacBook)
    Bottom line…this turned my decision from a challenge, to a no-brainer.
    The iPad Pro/Mac Mini Combo provides me the following advantages over the MacBook Pro:
    • Better Screen
    • Better Processor x(2)
    • Better battery life
    • Future Proofing
    • Better Portability
    • Touch Screen operability
    • All-in-one functionality in productivity, combining simultaneous iOS and MacOS operability on the same device
    • Apple Pencil support
    I cannot emphasize enough, that this is ALL credited to the Luna Display. I am currently typing this out on my my iPad’s connected keyboard in MacOS, while sitting outside on my patio, using a bluetooth mouse that is connected via USB to my MacMini sitting inside. This is the dream setup. In the immortal words from LOTR….“Even the smallest dongle can change the course of the future”.

  • Youssur Khateeb
    Youssur Khateeb 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    If you store files does it stay there when you are not using the setup

  • ego green
    ego green 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    How about duet APP?

  • Reos Dre
    Reos Dre 7 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Mr. B
    Mr. B 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    They just need to change the iPad Pro os to Mac OS with a secondary way to switch to iOS when you don’t need the full os. This would allow connections to drives and be way more productive. Tired of having my MacBook Pro as a glorified hub to transfer files to keep on a hard drive. Don’t like using cloud storage. Why pay all that money a month when I have a perfectly good 8Tb hard drive. Not going to buy another Mac again just to be turned into a hub ugh!

  • Zhsome
    Zhsome 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    this is actually so baaaaaaaaad hahahahahahahha

  • sassadmin
    sassadmin 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Can't you just turn on ScreenSharing on your Mac (System Preferences -> Sharing), and use VNC Viewer on iOS? I don't really see why we'd need to buy a Luna Display adapter when it can be done for free. Is there anything that it provides that can't be done with ScreenSharing/VNC?

  • Greg Deocampo
    Greg Deocampo 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    as an apple shareholder i thank you for the ad.

  • isleseayou
    isleseayou 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Why not just install the app, Duet? I’ve been using it for years, it’s great. You kinda over done it

  • rai ZOR
    rai ZOR 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    not the same thing as the ipad pro itself running macOS

  • JensonPhanTheMentalMan
    JensonPhanTheMentalMan 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    buys an ipad pro- uses it as a monitor

  • Rq Zhang
    Rq Zhang 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Apple could do it easily just through a single type-c cable, but they won't, they would never do what you need, they only gave you what they thought you would need......

  • zachary chong
    zachary chong 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    i really have to say this is creative .... trying to be super postie about this ... huh? I need another monitor beside the ipad Pro? >

  • Dawid Kaminski
    Dawid Kaminski 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So let me get it straight pay for a dongle that is using your WiFi to connect your iPad as secondary screen to a Mac... i mean cause using free already available software solutions like splashtop or teamviewer, that work from anywhere is so mainstream... nonsense product

  • aliceinultraland
    aliceinultraland 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    i bet it's not even better than 30Hz / 30fps. If it was 60Hz / 60 fps that would actually be pretty amazing... but this is lame and you've been able to do it for years already anyway.

  • Sriganesh Karuppannan
    Sriganesh Karuppannan 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    You know that you can just download VNC viewer on your iPad and turn on screen sharing on you macOS and voila!

  • Adrian Denila
    Adrian Denila 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That is verry clever!

  • Derrick Rivera
    Derrick Rivera 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That Krooked Adidas collab shirt goes hard

  • RustyNotesTV
    RustyNotesTV 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    But... why? Why not just use TeamViewer or any other screen sharing software? Why use this at all? Why not just buy a Surface Pro if you want "a full usable tablet"? So many questions.

  • Caleb Betteridge
    Caleb Betteridge 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Yeah, pretty lame just for an secondary display, but the MacOS look on the iPad gets me excitedddd

  • Uttam Dwivedi
    Uttam Dwivedi 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That's just utterly stupid. Why would anyone want to do that?

  • rugosotv
    rugosotv 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    the iOS app Duet let's you do this as well with pretty much any somewhat recent ipad/iphone (with the cable that connects the ipad/iphone to the mac) it costs but does not require you to get any additional gadgets