According to a recent rumor, it was suggested that iOS 13 could bring mouse support to the iPad Pro. Given that the iPad Pro already supports keyboards with its own Smart Keyboard accessory, introducing mouse support seems like a natural evolution in Apple’s quest to make the iPad Pro a bonafide laptop replacement.
Now in a series of concept renders by designer Guilherme Martins Schasiepen, he imagine what mouse support could look like in iOS 13 running on the iPad. For starters, he imagines that connecting a mouse, like Apple’s Magic Mouse, would be a similar experience to connecting a pair of AirPods, where the iPad would detect that a compatible mouse is nearby and ready to connect to the tablet.
His concepts also imagine what a mouse cursor could look like on the iPad, and how the mouse could also be used for more computer-like features like drag and drop and floating apps. For a while now, many have been wondering if Apple could one day merge iOS and macOS together, but Apple had previously shut that speculation down.
However, this concept does bring us pretty damn close to seeing what a touch-based macOS could look like. Some have also suggested that Apple needs to revamp iOS to make it more useful for the iPad, and mouse support seems like it could be a good start. Take the rumors with a grain of salt for now, but what do you think of these concepts?