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You can't send a message in iMessage using a bluetooth keyboard, you have to lean over and hit the send button! For a company that claims everything "just works," this is a serious oversight imo.

I'd be grateful if everybody could submit feedback to Apple here requesting this feature - http://www.apple.com/feedback/

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Lol good observation. I will dig up my bluetooth keyboard and try to replicate the issue.

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Lol good observation. I will dig up my bluetooth keyboard and try to replicate the issue.

This is most likely the case with any keyboard, bluetooth or not, it's just that I own a bluetooth keyboard to test with :p

It's the official Apple one too.

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Possibly because enter is designed to create a new line, I imagine that the Shift + Enter combination will send the message as mentioned earlier in the thread. I think this requires some testing and if so, is something that needs addressing.

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And you believe them ?

To an extent. I have very few complaints about my iPad.

What about shift+enter to send the message? (not my tip, but heard it might work)

Nope :( I've tried every combination of shift/fn/ctrl/alt/cmd+enter you can imagine (okay maybe not all :p but I have tried them all individually + enter) and nothing works. I wish it was as simple as shift+enter!

I was wondering "What the hell" and then realized you were talking about the iPad version.

Bluetooth keyboards can be used on the iPhone too.

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Bluetooth keyboards can be used on the iPhone too.

Yes but I'm retarded and I thought to myself "Wait, why is this a problem on a Mac". Then I read the forum title xD

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Possibly because enter is designed to create a new line, I imagine that the Shift + Enter combination will send the message as mentioned earlier in the thread. I think this requires some testing and if so, is something that needs addressing.

It is, but in almost every piece of software I know you can use enter to send a message, or load something.. web browsers, messaging clients, you name it.

The standard seems to be enter = send and shift+enter = insert newline. I wouldn't mind if those uses were reversed, but it's a design flaw having to use the touchscreen to send a message.

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I find this rather annoying also, I even tried BT Keyboard stack on my Jailbroken iPhone. That failed miserably, I will also submit the request as posted by OP.

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It is, but in almost every piece of software I know you can use enter to send a message, or load something.. web browsers, messaging clients, you name it.

The standard seems to be enter = send and shift+enter = insert newline. I wouldn't mind if those uses were reversed, but it's a design flaw having to use the touchscreen to send a message.

In every application I've used where there is a send option. Enter = send or new line. Shift-Enter = new line (but directly below), doesn't necessarily follow spacing all the time,

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