iOS is supposed to bring numerous new accessibility features that will make our lives a lot easier. Based on the rumours we have heard, it appears that a big change is on its way for iPads. The iPads are highly efficient but they cannot replace computers. However, thanks to the upcoming feature, the iPad might be one step closer to becoming a viable laptop alternative.
Leaker Steve Troughton Smith reported that Apple intends to bring mouse support as a new accessibility feature for the iPad. Smith is not the first person reporting that, and we heard a similar claim from Federico Viticci, editor in chief at MacStories.
Viticci explained that a USB mouse can be connected to the USB-C port of the iPad Pro. However, we don’t know whether this feature will only be available for the models which have that port. As you already know, only the iPad Pro 11 and the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018).
“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“ tweeted Steve.
It will also be interesting to see if all iPads will get this new feature, or if it will be limited solely to the iPad Pro Range. According to Troughton Smith it is very unlikely that Apple will limit mouse support just to a couple of tablets.
Apple hasn’t confirmed anything yet, but the information seems to be legit, especially since there are two reliable sources confirming it. Now we just have to wait until Apple makes an official iOS announcement.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.