Bluetooth mouse support

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikethebigo, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Hi everyone,

    This article http://www.cringely.com/2013/09/19/the-secret-of-ios-7/ seems to imply that iOS 7 now contains Bluetooth mouse support. Does anyone know if that is actually true? Unfortunately I don't have my own bluetooth mouse to try it with.

    Thanks!
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Interesting.

    Previously the only way to get bluetooth mouse capability was via jailbreak (BTC Mouse).

    This could help a lot for those who have an iPad + logitech ultrathin keyboard + bluetooth mouse to simulate a more traditional computer experience.

    Thanks for the heads up mike! :)
     
  3. fark macrumors regular

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    Yes, I can connect my bt mouse to my iPad4, but no mouse pointer appears and the mouse buttons do nothing.
     
  4. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do you happen to have a mouse that you could test it with? I'd love to know if it works!
     
  5. fark macrumors regular

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    Is my post invisible?
     
  6. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Sadly I don't :(
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I have 2 magic mice hiding here somewhere, I'll report back if I can find one...LOL.
     
  8. fark macrumors regular

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    Don't bother, see my post
     
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  10. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Yes, theoretically any bluetooth mouse should if its built into iOS 7.

    I'm not holding my breath though until someone here confirms it.
     
  11. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    Waitwhatnow? That's kind of a big deal for a certain subset of users I'll refer to as "me." Someone needs to test this immediately. I would but I don't own a bluetooth mouse.

    I'm also having a hard time believing this is accurate. Would Apple really do this, and if so why would it be a completely unknown feature we're just hearing about now?
     
  12. fark, Sep 22, 2013
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    fark macrumors regular

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    i did confirm it. The bt mouse connects but does nothing.

    The Magic Trackpad is not recognized by the iPad
     
  13. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried it and my iPhone 5 on iOS 7 isn't seeing my Magic Trackpad at all. I'm calling BS. How in the world would something like this go unnoticed?
     
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  15. mikethebigo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I guess he mixed up controller support with mouse support :(. Damn, got my hopes up.
     
  16. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Could you imagine how awesome that bluetooth mouse trick that would be with an Apple TV and iPad (w/ bluetooth keyboard of course)? :eek:

    Of course Apple would never allow it, they might actually lose a few (higher priced) mac customers then :p
     

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