I'm thinking about buying a USB powered monitor to connect to my MacBook.

I found so many nice ones and the most suitable was Asus.

ASUS MB MB168B+ 15.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor

Now that got me wondering if I can also connect my iPad somehow to watch a movie or display something for a client that would be very useful.

I tried looking up anything remotely related to the subject but failed and thats why I'm here asking the experts.

Jailbroken iPad mini 2 and MacBook Air 11″

  • what is the Asus model?
    – Ruskes
    Sep 21, 2014 at 16:17
  • ASUS MB MB168B+ 15.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
    – Kelly
    Sep 21, 2014 at 16:32
  • Did you look where would you connect it on your iPad, or what is the MBA purpose in this?
    – Ruskes
    Sep 21, 2014 at 16:56
  • it doesn't connect straight away thats my question..
    – Kelly
    Sep 21, 2014 at 17:05

1 Answer 1


The iPad does not support video output over USB; it's a limitation you cannot work around with a jailbreak. Your only options are composite and VGA video output via supported Lightening adaptors. There are jailbreaks that allow you to output the video 100% of the time though, not just from apps that support mirroring.

  • I don't understand why my comments here keep getting deleted!!??
    – Kelly
    Sep 22, 2014 at 17:09
  • Because they add nothing to the answer. This is not a chat forum. Commenting that "you'd like another answer" on an existing answer is not constructive. If you want to chat back and forth on something please use the site chat channel. For more information on how Ask Different and the StackExchange Q&A format works please see our FAQ.
    – Ian C.
    Sep 22, 2014 at 17:14
  • I believe one of my comments had a solution thats why I asked why it was deleted. But I agree with you & thank you for the clarifications.
    – Kelly
    Sep 23, 2014 at 6:51
  • If it's a solution, don't post it as as a comment. Post it as a solution and accept it (assuming it solves your problem).
    – Ian C.
    Sep 23, 2014 at 6:59

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