I've seen descriptions of running an RDP client on the iPhone. I've also seen descriptions of using the iPhone as a touchpad/mouse replacement for a PC. But I haven't seen a description of a combined application that shows the remote desktop screen via AirPlay (to an Apple TV) on a TV while enabling the iPhone to act as a touchpad for that remote desktop. It would make the iPhone/AppleTV/TV combo a complete remote desktop solution without additional hardware (other than a network).

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This works out of the box with AirPlay mirroring and any RDC client such as Screens for iOS.

Just establish a remote connection then double tap your home button and swipe the multitasking bar to the right. Enable AirPlay mirroring and you'll have what you described.

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