Astropad and Luna Display Updated With M1 Mac Support

Astropad today announced that its Luna Display and Astropad software have been updated with support for Apple's new M1 Macs.

astropad m1 mac performance
Luna Display is an adapter that allows a Mac or an iPad to be used as a secondary display for a main Mac, while Astropad is software that lets an ‌iPad‌ be used as a secondary display or drawing tablet for a Mac.

The software updates allow Astropad and Luna Display to run faster on ‌M1‌ Macs with lower encoding times.


Astropad's newest software update includes native support for the ‌M1‌ Macs, and it is available in Astropad Studio 3.6, Astropad Standard 3.6, and Luna Display 4.4.

The software can be downloaded from the Astropad website, but those who already run those apps should see the updates automatically.

Top Rated Comments

Michael Scrip Avatar
8 weeks ago


And yet, I would pay $5,000 today for a brand new non-refurbished fully loaded 15" 2016 MacBook Pro Retina with glorious glowing Apple logo, perfect keyboard, no TouchBar, MagSafe 2, SDXC card reader, USB ports and Thunderbolt 2 (or 3).

I think you mean 2015 Macbook Pro... that was the last one with all the ports and glowing logo!

:)
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atomic.flip Avatar
8 weeks ago
Could we have some benchmarks that are relevant? Why in gods name are they comparing a processor released at the end of 2020 with processors that were released in 2015 and 2017 respectively??? This is a sham of a graphic.

Not saying the thing isn’t faster than most intel processors but people making decisions today need to use today comparisons.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
8 weeks ago


What is considered "advancing" is highly subjective. Removing previous functionality without replacing it with the equivalent or better/more is the definition of regressing, not advancing. I/O may be faster now but if you need extra dongles or docks just to connect to it, the "reality" is it's a step backwards from the simplicity of multiple internal ports.

Dismissiveness of other viewpoints than one's own is also not a shining example of progress. Just sayin'.

i can't believe it's nearly 5 years later and you lot are still complaining about USB-C. It's better in every way possible, upgrade your USB-A devices or buy new USB-C cables for them, problem solved. This hasn't ever ever been an issue for me, i've never used or needed a dongle for a MacBook Pro with USB-C ports. In fact, instead of 2 USB ports i've now got 4, it's given me less need for a hub than ever before.

At this point USB-A should be banned - and there's a replacement USB-C cable for every USB plug possible on the other end.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
m1mini Avatar
8 weeks ago
What is the advantage of this over Sidecar? (other than connecting a second ipad)
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Bkallen Avatar
8 weeks ago
Haven’t touched my luna since sidecar ? thought they went bust
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ilikewhey Avatar
8 weeks ago
what kinda of graph is that, old ass units none of them even quad cores, is this them saying they have no confidence? i know m1 is faster than 10th gen so why is this graph even relevant.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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