Safari, Mail, and possibly other apps gained external keyboard shortcuts in iOS 7. Safari, for example, picked up many of its OS X sibling’s shortcuts such as:
- ⌘-T – open new tab
- ⌘-W – close current tab
- ⌘-R – refresh current tab
- ⌘-L – keyboard focus in address bar (so you can start typing right away)
Mail also picked up some shortcuts from its OS X version:
- ⌘-N – new message
- ⌘-⇧-D – send message
I’m not sure if keyboard shortcuts are available to third-party apps, but I sure as hell hope they are.
Update: Sounds like third-parties can do it. Thanks Benjamin!
[hat tip to Federico Viticci]