Earlier today, we reported that leaked iOS 14 code obtained by 9to5Mac has revealed some great new features in Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 and now, it appears that iOS will finally get rich system-wide support for mouse cursors with iOS 14.
According to the source, iOS 14 will bring most of the mouse cursor features currently found in macOS, albeit with one key difference. In iOS, the cursor will disappear automatically after a few seconds of not touching the connected mouse or trackpad and will reappear when the user attempts to move the cursor again.
Furthermore, it seems that Apple is also planning to bring Mac-like gestures to iOS, such as tap with two fingers to right-click.
There are two new Smart Keyboard model identifiers referenced in the code, suggesting Apple is preparing to roll out the accessories to multiple models of iPad.
The presence of new Smart Keyboard models and these gestures heavily suggests that the keyboard accessory will feature a standard laptop-like trackpad.
A “tap to click” setting is also present, which indicates the trackpad will have some sort of depression, probably with some kind of haptic feedback.
Findings in the leaked iOS 14 code also hint at a standard laptop-like keyboard design with a large trackpad below.