With iOS 13, Apple complied one of the greatest wishes of the faithful users of the iPad: support for a mouse, although very few users actually use it now that it is available. By offering support for the mouse, in addition to the ability to access external storage units, the iPad took another step to truly be an alternative to a laptop.
In order to use the mouse, it is necessary to access the iPad accessibility menu, but it seems that with iOS 14, that will change and Apple wants it to be much easier and easier to use the mouse. As reported by The Information, Apple will launch a new smart keyboard for the iPad Pro with an integrated trackpad.
According to this medium, Apple has been working on a smart keyboard with trackpad for several years, a keyboard that will be made of the same materials as the current model. The launch of this keyboard it will be produced by the next generation of the iPad Pro, a model that while some rumors suggest that it will be presented in March, others delay that date until September / October due to production problems caused by the coronavirus.
Including a trackpad, Apple has had to change the layout to make room for the trackpad, a keyboard also, according to different rumors, could include scissor mechanism in addition to backlight on the keys, so it is likely that the thickness of it increases unless Apple has worked on a model that offers us all these characteristics with the minimum thickness necessary.