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iPad with USB-C??

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Apple might be making iPad's with USB-C in the future? Could be interesting.... could make for a much more power-user experience on an iPad.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/apple-ipad-pro-usb-c-rumor-2018-9

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Apple could shift from the Lightning port to USB-C for its upcoming iPad Pro, according to Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has reliably predicted Apple hardware in the past.

 

It could even make the iPad Pro a more tempting device as a laptop replacement.

Essentially, USB-C could give the iPad Pro a lot more use as a primary standalone device rather than just a tablet that accompanies a computer.

 

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1 minute ago, Dominic Erbacher said:

Apple might be making iPad's with USB-C in the future? Could be interesting.... could make for a much more power-user experience on an iPad.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/apple-ipad-pro-usb-c-rumor-2018-9

Power-user? How so? Please enlighten me. The only good thing I can see from this is Fast Charging. I can't imagine Apple allowing you to do things like plugging in USB drives and card readers. 


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4 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

I can't imagine Apple allowing you to do things like plugging in USB drives and card readers. 

Shockingly, this is already a thing

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJYT2AM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader

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2 minutes ago, iamdarkyoshi said:

Interesting. I've never seen anyone talk about it, let alone use it or any examples in the wild. Don't even think I've seen them in stores. 


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57 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Power-user? How so? Please enlighten me. The only good thing I can see from this is Fast Charging. I can't imagine Apple allowing you to do things like plugging in USB drives and card readers. 

I'd imagine that they would in fact allow for several different types of usage such as mice, keyboards, and USB's and cards as you said. Sure, Apple isn't really known for this sort of thing, but remember, USB's can be plugged into iPhones for data transfer. Perhaps Apple will even make a smart keyboard or even a new type of dock where it can project to a TV, or even a monitor to use it similar to a desktop. 

 

I think it will be interesting to see what actually happens if Apple does actually do this.

 

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4 hours ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Power-user? How so? Please enlighten me. The only good thing I can see from this is Fast Charging. I can't imagine Apple allowing you to do things like plugging in USB drives and card readers. 

What he means is you can use apps with power while charging. I actually use a usb-c to lightning adapter with my 61W MacBook charger and the thing barely charges when i’m using safari.

 

Its a wonderful note taking device but damn, fix the charging! 

 

It wont even charge when I’m using it for notes on the default charger.

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