I was doing some planning in Concepts earlier using my iPad + Pencil, and frustrated myself with all the tool switching I was doing. “Wouldn’t it be great,” I thought, “if there was an accessory that allowed me to customize how I work in these apps?”
So, this is just some daydreaming/verbal concept sketching, but given that you can now customize mouse buttons to run Shortcuts, surely a gadget with remappable buttons like the Stream Deck can’t be too far away. I dream of a future workflow where an accessory acts like many apps’ custom keyboards, allowing quick (and muscle memory-based) actions and adjustments as I work.
For what it’s worth, I just plugged in my Stream Deck to my iPad Pro to see what would happen. The Stream Deck logo glowed happily at me as it booted up—then just stayed there. Nothing becomes available in Settings, either. Alas! I knew it wouldn’t work, but I hoped. I hoped.