The updated iPad Pro will receive a new USB-C connector, instead of the already used Lightning port. The journalist of 9to5Mac, Ben Lovejoy decided to reveal all the merits of such a decision and tell about his shortcomings.
The note was published in the blog 9to5Mac.
I believe that this innovation has long been brewing, and this step is completed in the style of Apple. Of course, this will cause some questions from the users, but see for yourself:
After I purchased the MacBook Pro, which is equipped with USB-C connectors, I immediately changed all my cables to one. I’m looking forward to the day when USB-C will be used everywhere – in computers, smartphones, peripherals – so that everything can be connected or charged with one cable. Without a doubt, it would be an elegant decision.
Nevertheless, I do not quite like the approach of the company in some matters:
- Of course, rejection of the Lightning-port will not be easy, given the huge number of accessories available – from docking stations to expensive speakers. The claims of users will be fully justified, despite the fact that this is a kind of investment in the future. But how to smooth the moment of the transition itself?
- In my opinion, it would be more logical to make the transition to USB-C first in the iPhone range and only then in the iPad Pro. See for yourself – it is already known that the updated tablets will lose the headphone jack. If Apple still ships USB-C, it means that to connect the headphones to three different Apple products, you will need three adapters – for the MacBook, iPhone and iPad. Of course, we have heard more than once about the company’s desire for a wireless future. But it seems to me that you need to take into account the opinions of people who are still using wired headsets.
- Another problem that comes from the first is Apple Pencil. It turns out that the pencil Apple will not be able to charge from the new iPad Pro? All this looks at least strange.
In general, I am for the transition to USB-C, but it is obvious that the market is not yet ready for this.
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