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  • Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro

    Apple's new USB 3 Lightning accessories offer faster file transfers and battery recharging abilities, but the only Apple device with a USB 3 Lightning port supporting those featuers remains the jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro.



    Apple has launched a new Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter that features a standard USB port with USB 3 speeds. The company also offers a new Lightning to USB-C cable that is compatible with all Lightning-enabled Apple products for syncing and charging.

    However, in the description for the camera adapter, Apple notes that USB 3 data speeds are only capable with the iPad Pro. Similarly, the Lightning to USB-C cable will not offer quick charging benefits for any other devices.

    That means the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro lacks one key feature of the larger 12.9-inch model: It doesn't have a USB 3 capable Lightning port.

    Still, the new Lightning to USB-C cable gives users the ability to plug their iPhone, iPad or otherwise directly into Apple's 12-inch MacBook, which features a single USB-C port for both syncing and charging.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro started by Caiden Spencer View original post
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    1. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      Is this only for input? Meaning, could the iPad send things out via usb like maybe an ability to side load apps to aTV4 from iPad w/o needing a Mac?