Concept Image: Guilherme Martins Schasiepen
Without a doubt, the iPad dominates the tablet market. There is simply no other tablet like it that combines portability, capability, and ease-of-use. With iOS 13, Apple is planning on pushing the iPad further ahead of the competition, and with a slew of new updates, this means that we may see Magic Mouse support coming. In a new concept, designer Guilherme Martins Schasiepen shows his vision of what Magic Mouse support on an iPad Pro would look like.
Earlier this week, several sources reported that Apple is bringing mouse support to iPad in iOS 13. The sources were clear to explain that mouse support will be an Accessibility feature. “I certainly wouldn’t expect the next iPad keyboard to come with a trackpad, but it might open up options for third-party accessory-makers,” says Napier Lopez, writer for The Next Web.
While having mouse support would make iPad more like Mac, I am still skeptical. Personally, I feel that Apple has made efforts to make iOS and macOS seamless, but also keeping them very different. iOS is a touch-based environment while macOS is a keyboard and mouse desktop environment.
Nevertheless, this didn’t stop Guilherme Martins Schasiepen from designing his interpretation of what having Magic Mouse support on an iPad Pro would look like.
The concept features his interpretation of iOS 13. I really love the floating panels, stacks, exposé, and control center. Everything was well designed and it looks like the real deal. The floating windows take inspiration from macOS, and I am a big fan.
It’s no secret that Dark Mode is coming in iOS 13 for iPad and iPhone users. I love how Guilherme Martins Schasiepen implemented his idea in Dark Mode.
If you’re interested in the rest of his project, you can view it on Bēhance. What are your thoughts on mouse support on iPad? Do you find it useful or redundant?