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I'm wondering if there is an Apple policy against screen sharing? My basic use case is similar to the mirroring feature from iPad to Apple TV, except I'm seeking to mirror the device onto a Mac (as opposed to a TV).

What I ultimately need to do is record the actions from a Mac (or PC if that works) that are taking place on an iOS device -- which includes opening the app store; so emulating is not an option. If anyone can think of a clever way to record what's happening on the iOS device, without pointing a camera at it, I'm all ears.

In case anyone comes across this, Quicktime's screen recording + Xcode's emulator should work under normal circumstances. My use case is just more demanding.

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There is a solution now. Would you want to know? –  Jash Jacob Nov 12 at 0:22

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Connect your iPhone with a iPhone to VGA adaptor with a VGA Capture. Untested.

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The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 can do screen mirroring over HDMI with the Apple AV Adapter. With an HDMI capture card, you could record directly that way. But aside from that (or with hardware other than the 4S or iPad 2), you're probably out of luck if the iOS Simulator doesn't do what you need.

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I knew I should have mentioned that I refuse to buy all the gadgetry to hook it up to a TV. But thanks for the response. –  Mike Dec 20 '11 at 4:47

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