8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2013 8:17 AM by Phil0124
klruger Level 1 (0 points)


iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • tonefox Level 6 (9,155 points)

    And it won't. Mice are used to control cursors. iPads do not use cursors.  (and no... the typing point in a word procesor is not a cursor.)

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,226 points)

    Please don't shout.


    The iPad does not function with a mouse and, consequently, it will not pair with one.

  • Springbk Level 2 (215 points)

    A quick definition of cursor


    cur·sor  (kûrsr)

    n. Computer Science

    A bright, usually blinking, movable indicator on a display, marking the position at which a character can be entered, corrected, or deleted.

    [Middle English, runner, from Latin, from cursus, past participle of currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]


    In computing, a cursor is an indicator used to show the position on a computer monitor or other display device that will respond to input from a text input or pointing device. The flashing text cursor may be referred to as a caret in some cases. The mouse cursor may be referred to as a pointer, owing to its arrow shape on some systems.


    So an iPad dos have cursor but not a cursor/pointer for a mouse?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,071 points)

    There is no pointer on the iPad for a mouse to control

  • Springbk Level 2 (215 points)

    I know that is what I said.......

  • UtopiaNow Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello...Apple, can we get a response from you, does Apple have any plans for a pointer or mouse?


    I'm sure an Apple tech reads this stuff.


    Does anyone know of the most recent response from Apple on the pointer/mouse issue being addressed in the future.


    Someone needs to build a better Mousetrap or MouseApp for the iPad.

  • tonefox Level 6 (9,155 points)

    There is no "most recent response from Apple on the pointer/mouse issue being addressed in the future".


    You can search these forums and find hundreds of posts on this matter. Your post does not change the fact that there is no place for a mouse in iOS.

  • Phil0124 Level 7 (20,884 points)

    No, the iPad, iPhone, and iPod were not desinged to use a mouse, and likely never will. Its not something the iPad should do.  It was desinged to be controlled with your finger.  It is not a computer nor is it intended to replace one.


    Clearly if the device does not meet your needs then you look for one that does, you don't force a device to do what you want it to do if its not designed to do it, because results are almost always not going to be good enough.



    Anything I would use the mouse for on an iPad, I'd rather do on my computer.