does magic mouse work with the new Ipad?
- Asked by Cameron S from Land O' Lakes
- Mar 12, 2010
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20 Answers from the Community
The iPad was not designed for, and is probably never going to support, mouse control.
As an iPad developer, I can tell you that everything in iPad is completely built around touch control.
Therefore, I think it is extremely unlikely that a mouse pointer will ever be supported. The only way that would happen would for specific Apps that could use a connected mouse - like drawing or other productivity applications, but never for the operating system or for the majority of Apps.
I personally believe it is far more likely that some next generation iPad will support special styluses to use on the touch screen, to accomodate more accuracy and perhaps even pressure control.
- Answered by Stephan V
- Jan 26, 2011
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Apple better come up with one soon. For business/productivity use (ex. Spreadsheets) and for remote connect to a desktop a mouse would be great. Otherwise the iPad is great. The last missing link in making it a true business capable machine.
- Answered by Steven B from Edmonton
- Aug 27, 2010
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While anything is possible, I strongly doubt it, as this would require having a mouse pointer on the iPad screen. Apple would have also announced this if it was the case.
- Answered by Salvatore C from Brooklyn
- Mar 13, 2010
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No. The iPad has no GUI mouse functionality but the blue tooth Apple keyboard works nicely with apps which allow text entry.
- Answered by Greg M from Orlando
- Jun 22, 2010
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The iPad does not support any kind of mouse.
- Answered by Rachel B
- Sep 23, 2010
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The iPad doesn't have an on screen pointer to control, so the no mouse works with it. This includes the Magic Mouse. The ideal keyboard is probably the keyboard dock as it positions the screen to it is easy to move between the keyboard and touching the display (though the iPad has to be connected "portrait style").
- Answered by Jeremy C from Plymouth
- Aug 16, 2010
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I believe that if there is a sane argument for the bluetooth keyboard as posted above it should account for the mouse as well. The Ipad also comes with a build in keyboard, which should eliminate the need for a keyboard. Get into the zone Apple and fix this ASP. A mouse is far more precise than my big finger.
I love the ipad for work because of the small weight and volume, and the long batterytime and would love to have the extra feature that a mouse would bring to it
- Answered by Christian C
- Jun 27, 2011
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I tried it and it never paired up ... very frustrating
- Answered by Kevin C from Atlanta
- Apr 18, 2010
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No. As of now, the iPad is not compatible with mice.
- Answered by Claudia T from Skokie
- Jul 31, 2010
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No , It can use only Bluetooth Keyboard or iPad Keyboard dock.
- Answered by Thas V from La Puente
- Mar 24, 2011
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I'm a little annoyed because the Apple employee who sold me keyboard and mouse asssured me that both worked. Keyboard works great, the mouse is a $70 paperweight.
- Answered by Michael S from Baltimore
- Mar 18, 2012
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No it does not becuse a ipad is a touchscreen so you dont need one and what is the point of it. I would love to have a mouse to do that but sadly it does not :(
- Answered by Frederick J from Charleston
- Jan 20, 2012
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Nope it's not but I hope someday it will.. And if that happens it will be like a powerful mini computer and I know it will gonna be awesome
- Answered by Geno Paulo B from Caloocan
- Mar 8, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer 13
The iPad does not use a cursor so the Magic Mouse does isn't compatible.
- Answered by Anand S from Canberra
- Jan 2, 2012
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It'll never work because there is no mouse pointer on the iPads screen
- Answered by Aaron B from Port Macquare
- Jan 16, 2012
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Well because the iPad is touch screen, so naturally there wouldnt be a curser for the mouse to move around. The iPad can detect the Keyboard because you can type on iPad.
- Answered by Andy K from Rockville
- Mar 6, 2011
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No because iPad is a tablet not a laptop or computer
- Answered by Gurminder K
- Feb 7, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer 17
The iOS devices do not have a cursor on-screen, thus a mouse cannot be used. These devices do have an "insertion point", but this is not a cursor.
- Answered by Pierre V from Gansevoort
- Dec 25, 2012
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The answer is, no, no mouse will work with the iPad, that's why it is a touch screen; you don't need a mouse. :)
- Answered by Kyle G from Gilbert
- Mar 25, 2012
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Since the wireless Bluetooth Keyboard works, I am hoping the Magic Mouse works as well.
- Answered by Cameron D from Vista
- Mar 13, 2010
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will it charge the magic mouse batteries
- Asked by Mark A from Lombard
- Aug 30, 2010
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- Asked by Max P
- Mar 7, 2012
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