by Jason Snell
Wish fulfilled (not a WWDC iPadOS wish list item)
It occurs to me, in this season of WWDC wish-list items, that it’s worth mentioning that perhaps my top feature request for iPadOS was fulfilled in March:
The bottom line: Months before that Magic Keyboard arrives, iPadOS 13.4 will make the iPad vastly more usable if you use an external keyboard, because you can now pair it with a pointing device. While you might assume that the makers of third-party accessories might be disappointed by Apple’s entry, I think there’s plenty of room for cheaper accessories than the Magic Keyboard. And of course, even iPads that aren’t the iPad Pro can take advantage of these features, via accessories like the newly announced Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad.
Or just bring your own keyboard, mouse, and iPad stand. The door is wide open. I’m looking forward to see where the iPad goes from here.
iPadOS 14 will be where we go from here. But here is vastly further ahead than I expected to be after the WWDC keynote last June.
Here’s to checking items off your wish list three months early.