iPad with USB mouse

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Apple!Fre@k, May 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Word has it that Apple's dock connector for a USB plug will accept more than just a camera. Might it accept a USB transmitter for a Logitech mouse??
     
  2. Guest

    Surely

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    From what I've read, no.

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong....
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm quite sure the answer will be no.

    There's only mouse support via jailbreak and I'm not sure that extends to a USB/wireless 'stick' option.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    See, I'd love to be able to use a mouse with it but I don't want to go through the BS of jailbreaking. It's obviously not that hard initially, but it's a PITA when it comes to updates, restores, etc. as far as I'm aware. When using the keyboard dock, it feels like a lot of work to have to touch the screen for everything I want as opposed to dragging a mouse.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    They may include mouse support in future versions of the iPad OS but I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Until then I suppose you need to weigh up how useful a mouse would be to you against the 'pains' of jailbreaking.

    If it helps there are apps that make re-jailbreaking less of a pain. For instance aptbackup (sp?).

    The simple thing to say would be 'The iPad isn't designed for mouse input' :p but there are options for you out there.
     

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