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iPad May Gain USB Mouse Support as Accessibility Feature

iPad May Gain USB Mouse Support as Accessibility Feature

Posted April 23, 2019 at 3:52pm by iClarified
Apple is reportedly working on a new accessibility feature that would allow the iPad to support USB mice.

MacStories editor Federico Viticci shared the rumor in a recent 'Connected' podcast.

"What I heard is that without adapters you will be able to use any USB mouse on your iPad but as an accessibility device."

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith corroborated the report in a Tweet yesterday.

If you missed last week's @_connectedfm, @viticci had a pretty interesting scoop that he'd been sitting on re mouse support coming to iPad as an accessibility feature. As far as I'm aware, that *is* indeed in the works. I feel like every pro user will turn that on, day one

He continues to say that the new feature makes sense given that UIKit is adopting API for mouse support on Mac.

Take a listen to the podcast for more details starting at the 1:08 mark.

Hear More [@stroughtonsmith]

iPad May Gain USB Mouse Support as Accessibility Feature
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Yoron - April 29, 2019 at 3:16am
Now I want a keyboard with trackpad for my iPad Pro.
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Bill Williams - April 24, 2019 at 5:35am
Really? Us jailbreakers had a mouse attached to the first ipad. Bluetooth stacks. Cydia. Now that jailbreaking is “dead” the things we were doing years ago are being implemented and called revolutionary. My ipad 1st generation still is Bluetooth mouse compatible.
nocci - April 24, 2019 at 3:47am
There you have it, cuMicrosoft. The iPad is officially a complete computer, hence a complete laptop!
jaybro - April 23, 2019 at 4:12pm
i'll say it for everyone - "Finally!"
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