Apple’s Code For iPadOS 13.5.5 Reveals The Company May Add Shortcut Buttons To Magic Keyboard

Earlier this year, Apple announced and launched the new iPad Pro models. These powerful machines have been evolving gradually to be able to one day replace your computers for certain applications. To ease the transition, the company also designed an all-new keyboard: The Magic Keyboard. While the Apple product comes with a hefty price tag, The solution was quite good too but like everything out there, it lacked in certain departments. For starters, when you sell something as a laptop replacement, users expect a laptop replacement. Not something partially in between the two. Nobody wants a confusing product. One of the major issues was the absence of some shortcut keys on the Apple Magic Keyboard. Laptops usually have said keys so it was an odd thing to leave out. To counter this and come up with a solution, Apple may be on to something.

According to a recent article from PhoneArena and 9to5Mac, they have gone over Apple’s code for the 13.5.5 beta version of the iPadOS. According to the code observed, they believe Apple is planning on adding shortcut keys on the Magic Keyboard. While there is an absence of any physical keys for the escape button and other keys, the code may contain remapping commands that make this happen. Especially for the escape key. Dear Apple, if you’re calling it a computer, please put in an escape key, that is all.

The article suggests that we may not see this update till iPadOS 14 though. This is because Apple may include it as a major feature in the new OS. Right now, perhaps they added this “locked” feature to test it out. Perhaps, we’d know for sure when newer beta versions drop or when we finally get a peek at the new iPadOS

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.