All iPads IPadOS Mouse Impressions

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  1. Jedimindtrick, Jun 6, 2019
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    I absolutely love it. (Aside from the WAY too big cursor.)

    For a first beta, its amazing. I have a Logitech MX Anywhere with 5 buttons, and it’s been surprisingly easy to use.

    I really hope that Apple notices how much people will enjoy using this feature and will further implement it into iPadOS.

    Couple things that made it better:
    You can add Assistive Touch to Control Center to quickly toggle it on or off.
    You can also have the Assistive Touch button hidden, so that the only thing on the screen is the cursor.

    You can customize the buttons to do a variety of things, and I really liked toying with it, especially controls to invoke the Dock and Control Center.

    I used the mouse for everything in these videos, including home button. The scroll button seems to work everywhere, including Settings menus.



     
  2. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the videos. I like how you programmed a button on the mouse, that will take you directly to the home screen. I was wondering about this.

    It looks like a real mouse to me!
     
  3. Jedimindtrick thread starter macrumors member

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    Being able to use a button to bring up the Dock or Control Center is really convenient as well!
     
  4. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    Question Urgent. How buttery smooth does cursor travel feel and overall movement. I’m asking because the iPad Pro has 120Hz ProMotion Display, and one of the main reasons is because I love how smooth 144Hz feels on PC Gaming displays at 120Hz or 144Hz.
     
  5. Jcmwwe macrumors member

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    Will this work better on a iPad Pro then on the iPad 2018 or iPad Air 3? It is more smooth or does it not matter? Thanks.
     
  6. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    Just flipping through the home screen on any iPad Pro 2nd gen/ or 3rd gen with a 120Hz display will show a drastically noticeable difference in the smoothness. So, mouse operation on a 120hz display will show the same smoothness.

    Most people have a desktop PC with a 60hz refresh rate, this refresh rate is identical to all iPads that also have a 60hz refresh rate. So it should feel the same as a normal desktop PC or Mac.
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    To answer your question, Yes it will work better.
     
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    Wait, I didn't know you could program buttons to perform all those functions. That's incredible. Can't wait to load the beta on my iPad tonight!
     
  8. Digitalguy macrumors member

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    does it work with a remote desktop app (for instance teamviewer into mac o pc)?
     
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    Is this limited to gen 3 iPad Pro’s or is it done through Bluetooth?
    Would love to have this when available.
     
  10. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    It works on all iPads. The only benefit mentioned in this thread, in regards to a 3rd gen iPad Pro, was that it could possibly be smoother due to the 120Hz refresh rate.
     
  11. Jcmwwe macrumors member

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    So the iPad 2018 and air 3 have 60hz refresh rate so that means it should be like a desktop then? Have u tried either of them with mouse? Thanks.
     
  12. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Don’t have a usb c mouse, but ordered on. I’m excited to give it a try. I use an iPad Pro as my primary work computer so I can definitely see the value in a mouse with some apps. Thanks for the videos!
     
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    Wow! You can do that?
     
  14. Jedimindtrick thread starter macrumors member

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    Also, added side bonus - the Logitech Bluetooth mouse I have appears to be recharging via the Apple USB C dongle. I could definitely see myself using the USB C dongle to plug into a HDMI monitor and charging the mouse simultaneously.
     

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    Omg it is a legit computer haha! Awesome awesome awesome! I can’t wait!
     
  16. Ritte macrumors regular

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    I’ve been out of the loop for a while (I have iPad Pro 9.7”).

    But isn’t the fresh rate adaptive? I.e in home screen etc it is not 120hz?
     
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    Lol you’re like a kid in a candy store.

    IOS13 shaping up to be the most ‘open source’ of IOS updates.
     
  18. seadragon Contributor

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    Wow... this is just awesome! So glad to have this option now.
     
  19. grunty macrumors member

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    Are there only specific bluetooth mice supported?
     
  20. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    Does not appear so - different posts here and elsewhere have talked about using different models.
     
  21. grunty macrumors member

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    Was just about to plump for that Logitech MX as well... I'l go digging about the drawers and see what i can find :D
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    Went to install the Beta and got the "are you sure - why don't you wait for the public beta" message - is it for the faint hearted?
     
  22. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    If I use my sons iPad 6th gen it feels like something is wrong and everything is very wavy and sluggish. I’m assuming his iPad is at 60hz on the home screen, or 60fps. I’m not 100% sure.

    This ^ sluggishness will be even more noticeable with a cursor or a mouse. It’ll feel like very slow input latency.

    Go in to a Apple store and try one out, use it for a few minutes and then try a normal refresh rate iPad side by side.

    It is not that big of a deal. It will not even bother you, because this is what you are used to. Or you will get used to with a mouse if you’re planning on adding one.

    If you owned a 3rd gen iPad Pro, and then went backwards then it might would seriously bother you.

    Other than that. You’ll be fine. No worries.
     
  23. grunty macrumors member

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    Yep it would be the 3rd get iPad pro i would be updating.. I'll maybe just hold off.
     
  24. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Wow. I was wondering why my Apple Magic Mouse (first gen) was not supported. Tried a few times. Don’t want to buy a new one just for this feature. Maybe a USB dongle will do the trick and allow me to use wired mouse. Witch a mouse and keyboard of some kind, I can technically play Starcraft II on an iPad Pro, if the game is supported.

    Now, too bad that we still cannot drag app windows around....
     
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    Unless you’re me. :)
     

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