A new Mac app called Reflection allows you to wirelessly mirror your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 screen on your Mac. Using the magic of AirPlay and OS X Lion, Reflection will allow you to view your iOS device’s screen in real time on your Mac display, no setup required. Screen activity can be recorded and saved to your desktop. You can even kick back and play your favorite iOS game on your giant iMac! Now that’s awesome.
The developer of AirParrot (a similar tool that lets you mirror your Mac’s OS X screen to an Apple TV) has been working on Reflection for quite some time, and he’s continuing to work on updates for the 1.0 version that just launched to the public.
We haven’t gotten to really go hands-on with the app yet, but it looks like a sweet tool. iOS device mirroring can be great for lectures, business presentations, demonstrations, etc. It’s also an essential feature for iOS developers. Since you could theoretically play any iPhone or iPad game on your Mac, we’re sure that you guys will be coming up with all sorts of creative ways to use this nifty app.
Designer and Cult of Mac reader Jeff Broderick has a nice video preview of Reflection in action:
Visit the Reflection website to learn more. A single user license costs $15 and a pack of 5 licenses costs $40. A 10-minute free trial is also available. You’ll need to be running OS X Lion on your Mac and iOS 5 with AirPlay Mirroring on the iPhone 4S or iPad 2.