The announcement of the new 2020 iPad Pro is accompanied by a critical piece of software: the iPadOS 13.4. Available since yesterday in its sixth beta, users installing it can use the mouse or trackpad to use this device (not necessarily from Apple). In the last hours we've been test 2017 iPad Pro, with iPadOS 13.4 and Magic Mouse. This is our understanding.
IPad Pro and Magic Mouse: first steps
Activating the Magic Mouse on iPad Pro is an easy task, once you know the trick. The Magic Mouse syncs with the Mac as soon as you connect both charging cable but, How do you do it with the iPad?
To connect it, just enter Settings> Bluetooth. Once there, we will have to turn off the mouse and continue on appear in "sync" mode. A few seconds later, we should see an app in the range with a name like "Mouse Administrator Mouse."
When you touch it, iPadOS will ask us for confirmation that we want to connect it, indicating that there may be interference with a Wi-Fi or bluetooth antenna. In these hours of use, I've never encountered problems. As soon as we're ready, the pointer will appear in IPOSOS, though it is actually not as sharp, but it is a smaller and smaller circle.
The variable identifier then disappears
The mouse on iPadOS is similar to that found on macOS or Windows. But it's also different. When we move it, it will always be there, but when we leave it in writing or do something else, it disappears.
According to its usual condition and as we mentioned earlier, a small circle of gray is passed. Although it does not always show this building. When we put it in a closed text area, becomes a cursor, as in MacOS. However, his transformational skills are very progressive.
These results are good. They work so we don't lose the cursor path when it becomes a button 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/jq1sTotcLx
– Eduardo Archanco (@eaala) March 19, 2020
If in Windows or macOS the mouse converts the feature into the index finger or the other way, on iPadOS the interface meets the operating system. Place the button and steal will with him, covering him. But it doesn't do it mathematically but rather it absorbs to the link where it comes from, oscillates when we open it again to dismiss when he came out.
It's the details. Motion is an interface that helps to understand the mouse track in the interface. All this it reminds us a lot of tvOS and how we interact with Sire Remote. Without a doubt, Apple has applied what it learned in this app to the mouse installation on the iPad.
Although the Apple apps we've tested so far are being modified, third-party apps still need some work. In the coming days we will take full advantage of this new feature of IPOS 13.4. The development undoubtedly draws the attention of other users who need a guide for their activities.