Upcoming update will let Dell laptops mirror an Apple iPhone screen

Upcoming update will let Dell laptops mirror an Apple iPhone screen
According to Bloomberg, Dell Computer has a new gimmick as it hopes to sell more of its laptops to iPhone users. The company announced last week that it has developed software, which it will release within months, that allows users of a Dell laptop to mirror the screen of their iPhone. Dell's laptops have been able to mirror Android phones since 2018 and an update to Dell’s Mobile Connect software will bring the same feature to those sporting an iOS powered handset.

Once the software is installed on a Dell laptop, iPhone users will be able to drag files, including photos and videos, from an iPhone to their Dell device. Dell models that are compatible include the Dell XPS, Inspiron, Vostro and Alienware laptops running Windows 10. Additionally, iPhone users will have to install a special app from the App Store.

Currently, iPhone users can use the Mobile Connect software to receive notifications and texts on a compatible Dell laptop. Dell says that overall 150 million calls and texts have been sent over the software with 50% of them connecting via an iOS device.


Ironically, while Apple allows integration between the Mac computer and the iPhone for some activities like file transfers, messaging and phone calls, it has not allowed the iPhone to have its screen mirrored on a Mac screen. Dell is hoping that by offering this feature while the Mac doesn't, it will be able to sell new laptops to iPhone users in the market for a new computer.

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6 Comments

1. cevon3239

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Nice feature to have. Hopefully mirroring the iPad will work too.

2. LEEDAQ

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

wonder how many people are using Dell laptop LOL

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Dell XPS 13 and 15 is literally everywhere, its one of the best windows machines, if I didn't have Surfacebook I would absolutely get dell

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Third largest laptop marketshare behind HP and Lenovo. Think they are doing fine.https://fortunly.com/blog/lap-top-market-share/

10. smallworld

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Uh a lot of people???

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31761; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Split view, PIP, pencil support, and a multi item clipboard Apple...dammit!!!!!!

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