Cursor/Mouse option would be Fantastic

Discussion in 'iPad' started by camaroIOM, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

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    If Ipad had the option for a Cursor to connect bluetooth mouse I would be in Heaven!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple would never allow it. But there is one that you could use if you jailbreak. It isn't the best and the interface is very clunky to use.
     
  3. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Once you've got a keyboard and a mouse set up you arn't really using the iPad's strengths anymore, heh.

    Wouldn't hurt anything though.
     
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Cursor/Mouse option would be Fantastic

    No it wouldn't.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    How do you propose to register a finger swipe with a mouse?
     
  6. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

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    Click, drag and release.
     
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  9. camaroIOM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its more about clicking in different fields. Ie ________name then another for last name _________. Each one of those have to use finger to do. If you miss can cause issues on some sites. I would like to have the option to turn on when using the screen for long emails, or other programs requiring to touch screen a lot.
     
  10. triplecore1 macrumors member

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    Agree it would eat away at their Computer sales, especially the $999 MacBook Air. Lastly, you might end up getting a first gen apple TV that people could hack and run Mac OSX which challenged Mac Mini Sales.
     
  11. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    If that is a swipe, how do you touch and drag?


    Adding a cursor option to the iPad would make it no more similar to a Macbook Air than it is today. Also, any kind of setup that requires jailbreaking or hacking of any sort does not post a legitimate threat to sales of any other off-the-shelf product.
     
  12. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    A "tab" function would be easier to implement and far less clunky.
     
  13. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone tried a stylus with the iPad? I use a stylus and love it.
     
  14. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Mouse and screen and a keyboard...good idea! No one has ever done that before!
     

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