Late last year I purchased a Dock to VGA adapter for my iPad 2 so I could connect it to projectors. The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 support display mirroring just like a laptop. The iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 4 can support display mirroring only when jailbroken. I showed some of the PE staff who had purchased the latest iPhone. They were quite impressed with what their new devices could do and were keen to trial some apps on the big screen. I trialled some of my own apps on the big screen too. One day during music I decided to show the Garage Band app on the smartboard. Garage Band features an interactive guitar that you can play by moving your finger across the screen. Someone tried to play the guitar using the smartboard and then asked me why it didn’t work. I told them it was visuals only. After that I had a quick think about getting the touch working. I came to a conclusion that it would not be possible because of the connections on the iPad and the limitations from Apple. During the New Year I came up with some thoughts on something that may allow a smartboards touch to interact with an iPad. I did a couple of Google searches to see if anyone had any more information on my thoughts and nothing turned up. After quite a bit of tinkering and testing I think I may have the solution.
I’ve temporary removed this guide. It’ll be back soon. For this to work correctly you need a jailbroken device. You should Jailbreak ASAP or avoid updating to the latest version of iOS. Guides to jailbreak your devices are below.