A new Apple patent application illustrates a process in which an iPhone could remotely control a MacBook or iMac.
According to the patent, iPhone would establish a connection with the computer and it would control the OS in a similar to a TV remote. Using a virtual d-pad, users navigate through apps, open them remotely and even print. Also, surfing around the OS is that voice commands could be possible to skip many of these navigational hassles.
There are other iPhone apps which already available in the appstore like Rowmote, Apple’s Remote app, and some VNC clients. Apple’s Remote which allows the control of iTunes over a local network.