What cable do I need to see my iPhone screen on TV or Cinema Display/ Laptop Screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBX, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. MBX
    macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2006
  2. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    TV - A/V cables
    Laptop - USB and Xcode
  3. MBX
    thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2006
    Thanks, Captain Obvious :)

    But what A/V cable? It needs to somehow connect to the iPhone's dock plug/ connector. What A/V cable is like that?
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
    The Apple Component AV Cable or The Apple Composite AV Cable
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    It only displays output from certain apps, is that correct? Such as the iPod player or Youtube?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2008
    I thought somehow there was a way to mirror the iphone screen to a larger one.
    Someone made a iPhone costume that pretty much did that.
  7. MBX
    thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2006
    These cables are pretty much useless, only if you wanted to stream iTunes. Also the cable is way too short and not intended for what i'm looking for.

    What i need is for when i wanna stream everything else, like for gaming (to see it on the big screen).
  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 20, 2008
    There is a dock connector to VGA plug that is made for the iPad, but I believe it works with iPhone as well. But the app has to be setup for video out, otherwise it is useless, same with Composite or Component cables. The app must be specifically coded to do so. Like Netflix recently added video out.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Albuquerque, USA
    To see non-video out applications on your computer screen, there's a jailbroken app called iDemo that does just that. DemoGod (the previous version) used to use the Apple Component AV Cable for output to a TV, so I imagine the same is true for iDemo. On the computer it works over WiFi.
  10. macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2011
    Do you still need help with this, OP? I could have helped you sooner but MR thought it'd be cool to put me in time-out.

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