Apple’s Sidecar just really *gets* me, you know?

Sidecar brings the intuitiveness and precision of iPad and Apple Pencil to creative Mac apps and can run on a wireless connection.
Sidecar brings the intuitiveness and precision of iPad and Apple Pencil to creative Mac apps and can run on a wireless connection.

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch:

With the rollout of Apple’s public beta software previews of macOS and the new iPadOS, I’ve finally been able to experience first-hand Sidecar, the feature that lets you use an iPad as an external display for your Mac. This is something I’ve been looking to make work since the day the iPad was released, and it’s finally here – and just about everything you could ask for.

These are beta software products… But Sidecar is already a game-changer, and one that I will probably have a hard time living without in future – especially on the road.

I’ve been using Sidecar wirelessly, though it also works wired and Apple has said there shouldn’t really be any performance disparity regardless of which way you go. So far, the wireless mode has exceeded all expectations, and any third-party competitors in terms of reliability and quality. It also works with the iPad Pro keyboard case, which makes for a fantastic input alternative if you happen to be closer to that one instead of the keyboard you’re using with your Mac.

MacDailyNews Take: Sidecar. It just works. I also makes you want to get yourself a nice big 12.9-inch iPad Pro!

4 Comments

    1. This is a very important question.
      Also, how will the battery life of the MacBook be affected when using when using sidecar in wired mode since the MacBook Pro will be charging the IPad’s battery while in use. Simply put; what effect will Charging the IPad with the mac when the Mac is not connected to power on the Mac’s battery life?

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