You might think, but you'd be wrong. The OS that the Simulator runs is a simulated OS; it's not the same thing. Mouse events are converted to touch events. Rotations triggered via the Hardware menu are converted to rotation events. Etc. They don't even run the same compiled code (x86 vs. arm).
Haha, have you actually tried using a mouse on the iPad simulator? Trust me, if you had, you'd not want to use a mouse with this device. Apple would have to completely strip out touch events and convert to a different mode when its plugged in. Things like selecting text, saving images flicking through things, trying to zoom with a pinch, etc become really weird when you use a mouse. Its not very intuitive at all and actually kind of a pain.
The user has a pointer...it's called an index finger.Your computer has a pointer, the iPad doesn't.
The simulator only really works with single finger gestures, and any except for tapping (which directly maps to a click) is a pain. It can simulate two-finger gestures, but you can't specify where your second finger is placed (it's based on where your mouse, ie first finger, is) so it's very limited.
Your computer has a pointer, the iPad doesn't.
First of all, the user has multiple fingers for input, otherwise known as multitouch.The user has a pointer...it's called an index finger.
While typing you have to move your hand from the keyboard to mouse. You will adapt to touching the screen. It's a different interface for a different OS. Adapt or die.
Originally Posted by francisq View Post
that's what macbook's are for
Damn I hate stupid fanboy comments like these, are you guys saying I should get a macbook instead cos there are thinks I need from an ipad that can't be done with a macbookThe iPad is not a laptop and shouldn't be used like one.
If you want a mouse you get a laptop.
Agreed. It wouldn't kill Apple to make it an option. If there was no physical keyboard option, would people really still be saying "adapt or die"?Damn I hate stupid fanboy comments like these, are you guys saying I should get a macbook instead cos there are thinks I need from an ipad that can't be done with a macbook
so do you want me to buy both?
not all of us can afford or even want every apple product made, I shouldn't have to spend another $1300 just so I can use a mouse with a portable device, If it can be done with a jailbroken apple should implement it
When computers evolve to the point where they interface solely using voice recognition there will be those who wish they could still use a touch screen!Since the Ipad simulator works with a mouse I think the OS would support it.
It will just be weird having the keyboard and having touch the screen.