News indicates that iPadOS 14 will greatly enhance the mouse cursor function
12
Mar 2020

Kirsten Thomas

News indicates that iPadOS 14 will greatly enhance the mouse cursor function

In iPadOS 13, Apple officially added support for pointing devices, which means that iPad can be operated with a mouse, but Apple has positioned it as an auxiliary function, so it is not very supportive. Now 9to5Mac claims that they found evidence of a significant enhancement of the mouse function in the code of iOS 14 (iPadOS 14). In addition, they also found that Apple is developing 2 new smart keyboards.

According to foreign media, in iPadOS 14, most of the mouse cursor functions available to users on Macs are available on mobile devices. However, one thing is very different. When the user is not operating the mouse, the cursor on the screen will automatically hide after a few seconds, and the display iPad will still be mainly touch.

In addition, just like when operating on a computer, the cursor pattern in iPadOS 14 will change when the cursor moves to a different target-just like the cursor on a computer changes from an arrow to a finger when it moves to a link.

And because they also found in the code that Apple is developing iPad-like operating gestures on iPadOS, the aforementioned two smart keyboards may be equipped with trackpads. Gestures included a setting called tap to click, so they thought the trackpad might have a similar tactile feedback feature.