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Who was expecting a new way of having a mouse cursor interact with UI elements this week? I know I wasn't, but here we are with something brand new and unique for iPadOS.

If you don't know what I'm referring to, the best way to get up to speed is to let Craig Federighi show you how it works. Isn’t it beautiful? I think this is a perfect example of the saying that good design is obvious with hindsight. It was so obvious as soon as I saw it, but I could never have imagined it last week.

I can’t find the tweet now, so I'm not sure who said it, but I saw someone refer to it as a cross between the focus engine on tvOS and a traditional mouse cursor, and I completely agree. If there were a chef’s kiss emoji, I’d use it here.

Most of UIKit is going to work fine with it, but there are a couple of gotchas you should consider. You might also want to familiarise yourself with UIHoverGestureRecogniser which has existed since Catalyst/iOS 13 but is much more important as of yesterday.


By the way, I'm intentionally not talking about the situation the world is facing right now. I don't know what I'm talking about, so I'll keep my mouth shut. All I'll say is that I hope you're all taking care of yourselves, and your loved ones. ♥️

Dave Verwer

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And finally...

No more new features... 🛳🛳🛳