iOS 13.4 is out for iPhones but it’s the inclusion of trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4 that is the most interesting Apple update today.
iPadOS is an iPad-specific version of iOS and the latest version adds mouse and cursor support to all iPads since 2014’s iPad Air 2. It comes the week after Apple launched its new iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard with a physical trackpad.
It means that if you own any compatible iPad, you can now hook it up to a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard and get an even closer to laptop experience than before. Cursor support is in the form of a small round dot that also highlights certain UI elements.
iPhone and iPads running 13.4 can now share iCloud Drive folders, a feature that really should have been a thing before now but it’s good news all the same.
Among some of the other minor but useful changes are an updated button array in Mail to stop you deleting emails accidentally so often, new Memoji stickers and a CarKey API that lets you use your iPhone as a car key in some compatible vehicles.
As ever, Apple is also including multiple bug fixes and important security updates to ensure people’s devices run as smooth as possible, even if they don’t know about it.
You can check the full security updates for iOS 13.4 here.