iPad Pro Help make this a reality. Mouse like feature

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheRealAlex, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. TheRealAlex, Jan 23, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019

    TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    Myself and many among us have wanted mouse support on iPad for a very long time. I’d like for Apple not to step away from helping people but to step up to the challenge of helping people.

    The Only way I can see adding in Mouse support if being part of some sort of Handicap and Accessibility Empowerment movement or App, where Disabled people or the Disabled community work with Apple into adding something called Remote Touch.

    Basically just a virtual long distance finger mouse based with a translucent cursor that all it does is allow you to tap from afar.

    This would help people with the shakes or early Parkinson’s who can’t steady themselves well enough but can lay their hand on a table and use a mouse. As well as many other issues.
  2. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    This is me - I can do some things with the touch interface that aren't too sophisticated but others like text selection and manipulating sliders (e.g., in Lightroom) can really be problematic.
  3. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    And this is how we start. That’s one person on board. In my opinion Apple has deliberately avoided adding in mouse support. So we need to go about things in a different way now.
  4. canesalato macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    I also think mouse support would make Apple ios device more accessible. But Apple knows that too. If they didn’t do that, until now, it’s because it wasn’t convenient for them in terms of revenues and profits. I feel that's the only thing that, in the end, motivates modern Apple’s actions. Not a genuine desire to make the best product they can.
  5. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    True 1000 % Apple clearly ain’t gonna do it. The only way is to for lack of a better word, shame them into doing it. Because there are valid disabilities or great hardworking people who need this one additional interface.
  6. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

    Nov 16, 2012
    So true! Apple has really screwed us bad on this one. I am glad someone finally gets it besides me!
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    I sense a class action suit having to do with accessibility. I wish I were a lawyer. (never said THAT before :) )
  7. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2010
    it isn't like adding mouse support to iPad is technically challenging. There have been jailbreaks for mouse support since the original iPad in 2010. Apple simply refuses to do it.

    It could just be ego. They have publicly come out against the notion of a hybrid device (i.e. iPad with keyboard/mouse or MacBook with touch screen). It's like a religion or something....they just won't convert.
  8. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    That’s yet another avenue of approach but a good idea.

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