iPad Bluetooth Mouse with iPad??

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Cirlonde, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Cirlonde macrumors member

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    Is it possible to use a Bluetooth mouse with an iPad (specifically the newest iPad)? I'm looking into the Splashtop app in order to be able to use a Java program for work purposes but ideally, I'd really need to be able to use a mouse to navigate the program.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    -C
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can't use a mouse with an iPad because there is no support for a pointer and the controls would not respond to a pointer anyway as the interface requires touch.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    It is possible with a jailbreak. I don't remember the specifics, but I have seen it discussed before.
     
  4. Cirlonde thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies! We did find the jailbreak option but it seems unreliable and more hassle than it is worth. I think I can make it work using a stylus even if that's not the ideal situation. Hopefully, I'll only need it in rare emergency situations that just can't wait for me to get back to a computer. :)
     

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