Apple is planning to launch a new iPad keyboard with a constructed-in trackpad later this year, according to The Information. The brand new accent is likely going to launch alongside the next model of the iPad Pro, stated The Information’s supply.
Including a trackpad to an iPad, the keyboard can be one more transfer from Apple to carry performance, usually related to a laptop computer to the corporate’s popular tablet line. iPadOS already has mouse support; nevertheless, it’s an extension of the iPad’s AssistiveTouch expertise, and you must dig into the accessibility menu to show it on. And the on-display mouse pointer isn’t the standard little black arrow you may be used to in your laptop — it’s an enormous, semi-opaque circle that has a dot within the center.
So proper now, Apple doesn’t appear to be pushing you to make use of a mouse on an iPad. But when the corporate does launch an iPad keyboard with a trackpad, it appears potential mouse help might turn into an extra seen characteristic in iPadOS in an upcoming software program replace.
And simply yesterday, on the firm’s annual shareholder assembly, Apple software chief Craig Federighi said, “Should you like what you’ve seen us do with iPadOS, keep tuned, we’re going to maintain engaged on it.” So it appears we must always, unsurprisingly, anticipate new iPadOS updates in some unspecified time in the future that lean extra into the system’s dual objective as a tablet and PC.
Maybe Apple has seen an optimistic response to mouse help — my colleague Sam Byford felt it was pretty good — and can make it a more core a part of iPadOS together with this rumored new keyboard case. Now, Apple simply wants to tug the reverse trick and add a touchscreen to a Mac.