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  #2251305 4-Jun-2019 15:39
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Bluetooth does work I managed to connect a Magic Mouse 

 



Yes - but my point is: you can’t use a BT mouse and a BT keyboard and/or BT headphones all at the same time because you can only connect one BT device at a time.

 

 

 

I've used a Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth headphones at the same time with my iPad Pro 9.7





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  #2251312 4-Jun-2019 15:58
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Handsomedan:

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Bluetooth does work I managed to connect a Magic Mouse 




Yes - but my point is: you can’t use a BT mouse and a BT keyboard and/or BT headphones all at the same time because you can only connect one BT device at a time.


 


I've used a Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth headphones at the same time with my iPad Pro 9.7



That’s genuinely interesting. Wonder how/why that works - will investigate.




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  #2251319 4-Jun-2019 16:10
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Bluetooth does work I managed to connect a Magic Mouse 




Yes - but my point is: you can’t use a BT mouse and a BT keyboard and/or BT headphones all at the same time because you can only connect one BT device at a time.


 


I've used a Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth headphones at the same time with my iPad Pro 9.7



That’s genuinely interesting. Wonder how/why that works - will investigate.

Bluetooth isn't a one to one protocol. You can have multiple devices connected.

Eg I can use my watch and my car kit at the same time on my android phone. I can use a keyboard, headphones and the pencil on my iPad.



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Yes - it seems I was wrong. Apparently you can connect and operate several devices to BT on iPad/iPhone at the same time. Seems it depends on the bandwidth of the devices. Things like Pencil, keyboard, and obviously now, mouse, are fine together. Sorry I spoke too soon and without actual knowledge.

What you can’t do is connect and operate two BT music machines e.g. speaker and AirPods at the same time - presumably because of the bandwidth demands. Saw a thing on YouTube where the guy had speakers and earphones both showing as connected to iPhone X with iOS 12 - but could only use one or the other at a time.




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eracode: Yes - it seems I was wrong. Apparently you can connect and operate several devices to BT on iPad/iPhone at the same time. Seems it depends on the bandwidth of the devices. Things like Pencil, keyboard, and obviously now, mouse, are fine together. Sorry I spoke too soon and without actual knowledge.

What you can’t do is connect and operate two BT music machines e.g. speaker and AirPods at the same time - presumably because of the bandwidth demands. Saw a thing on YouTube where the guy had speakers and earphones both showing as connected to iPhone X with iOS 12 - but could only use one or the other at a time.

 

iOS 13 will enable two or more AirPods at the same time:

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/two-airpods-and-one-iphone-share-music-with-a-friend-in-ios-13/

 

 





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Discussion earlier in this thread was partly around the suitability of iPad as a daily substitute for Mac or MacBook Pro. Consensus was that iPad wasn’t really up to it.

That all seems to have changed hugely with announcement of iPadOS:

- BT mouse support
- ability to easily import files from (or export to) a USB stick or drive or memory card
- big changes in Photos app
- much more utility in the Files app, etc.

The distinguishing lines between iPad Pro and MBP - or at least MacBook Air - really are becoming blurred.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/03/apple-ipados-ipad-local-file-storage/

 

More so now that it’s been confirmed that many iOS/iPadOS apps will soon work on MacOS.





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The mouse support doesn't seem to do much. You can pair a mouse but what can you actually use it for?




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What is needed now is for someone like Logitech to put out an iPad Pro keyboard folio cover that includes a touchpad for cursor control. Betcha this happens before too long. It would be a killer product.





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  #2251696 5-Jun-2019 04:21
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Handle9:

 

The mouse support doesn't seem to do much. You can pair a mouse but what can you actually use it for?

 

 

First thing that comes to mind is creating and editing spreadsheets - very difficult with a fat finger on an iPad touchscreen. Easy with a mouse cursor.

 

Filling in long online forms.

 

Editing photos and PDFs.

 

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  #2251697 5-Jun-2019 04:23
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Handle9:

 

The mouse support doesn't seem to do much. You can pair a mouse but what can you actually use it for?

 

 

First thing that comes to mind is creating and editing spreadsheets - very difficult with a fat finger on an iPad touchscreen. Easy with a mouse cursor.

 

 

 

 

I agree that it would be good but can you actually do that with a mouse now? I can't seem to. 


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Handle9:

 

eracode:

 

Handle9:

 

The mouse support doesn't seem to do much. You can pair a mouse but what can you actually use it for?

 

 

First thing that comes to mind is creating and editing spreadsheets - very difficult with a fat finger on an iPad touchscreen. Easy with a mouse cursor.

 

 

I agree that it would be good but can you actually do that with a mouse now? I can't seem to. 

 

 

Don’t know because I don’t have (and don’t want) the beta of iPadOS - which I guess you have. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Does the mouse functionality support right clicks?





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Handle9:

 

eracode:

 

Handle9:

 

The mouse support doesn't seem to do much. You can pair a mouse but what can you actually use it for?

 

 

First thing that comes to mind is creating and editing spreadsheets - very difficult with a fat finger on an iPad touchscreen. Easy with a mouse cursor.

 

 

I agree that it would be good but can you actually do that with a mouse now? I can't seem to. 

 

 

Don’t know because I don’t have (and don’t want) the beta of iPadOS - which I guess you have. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Does the mouse functionality support right clicks?

 

 

I don't have iPadOS and there has been no functionality announced. There has been an online video one guy has shown but it certainly isn't a mouse cursor as we know it. It seems more like a finger steered by a mouse.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/3/18647071/apple-ipad-os-mouse-support-wwdc-2019

 

 


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I read that there are different cursor options that can be chosen.

Haven’t looked at all this (below) yet - just about to start:

https://www.google.com/search?as_q=Hands+on+mouse+with+ipad&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=w&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

 

 





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Just thinking further about the mouse: there’s probably no way it will support right clicks - it’s just a pointer substitute for a finger, as an accessibility option.




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The mouse buttons can be programmed to what you want them to be (there's a long list to choose from). Right click for me is go home. A long left click is select text for instance and a short click is just that. All the buttons can be programmed. The scrolling works with a wheel but not with the Magic Mouse you click and flick to scroll. 


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