Getting there. It’s been a decade, but Apple seems to be moving the iPad forward with iPadOS 13 which brings halfway mouse and trackpad support. Jason Snell:
While some will consider the mere possibility of adding a mouse or trackpad to an iPad to be sacrilege, I prefer to see it as an additional option that can improve the iPad’s flexibility in certain circumstances.
Using a Bluetooth keyboard is more productive than an on-screen keyboard. Using a mouse is more efficient than using your finger.
Apple’s support for external pointing devices is very much a first draft.
Baby steps a decade late.