Air Display Now Compatible with New iPad Retina Display

A few weeks back, Avatron announced that Air Display, its popular app that allows you to transform your iPad into a second computer monitor, would be getting a Retina support update.

That day has finally arrived, and Air Display is now Retina ready, with support for OS X’s built-in HiDPI mode.

HiDPI is a hidden feature in OS X that renders with a double resolution. You may or may not know about HiDPI, which has been concealed by default because there are few ultra high resolution displays that are able to take advantage of the setting.

As an Air Display user, I can say first hand that the new HiDPI mode looks fantastic on the iPad’s Retina display. Air Display is compatible with most Macs running OS X Snow Leopard or later.

Current Air Display users can download the new update from the App Store for free, and new users can download the current version for just $9.99, a fantastic price for a second monitor.

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  • araczynski

    might be neat for occasional use, but don’t feel like paying $10 to make my ipad’s backlight burn out faster.