More Apple TV2 analysis
The new AirPlay Mirroring feature in iOS 5 doesn't get talked about much, but it's the key to making this work. Watch this demo of AirPlay Mirroring if you need to be convinced. AirPlay Mirroring with the current Apple TV is underwhelming because of the hassle of making it work. You need to find the TV remote, switch to the Apple TV input, find the Apple TV remote, wake up the Apple TV, then go back to your iOS device and turn on AirPlay. Ugh! Apple has to make AirPlay work effortlessly, and to do that, they need more than a set-top box. They need to control the whole TV.