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It’s not super prefect, but I’ve found that the two-finger touch cursor manipulation added in iOS 9 or 10 seems to do the trick.

I’d like to see this as well. It would be cool if there were alternate options for the shortcut keys above the standard keyboard, since iOS 11 gives much easier access for the number keys and some of the symbols, so some of those could be replaced with clipboard shortcuts and whatnot.