Apple Confirms That IPad Pro's Lightning Port Is USB 3.0 Compatible

Posted: Nov 14 2015, 10:21am CST | by , in Apple


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Apple Confirms That iPad Pro's Lightning Port Is USB 3.0 Compatible

Just a week ago, iPad Pro faced a complete teardown from team iFixit. The new iPad received a petty 3 as the reparability score.

Although, it is a quite disappointing score but it did not lessen the fan following of the new iPad. It’s only a week after the iFixit teardown and now it has been learned that it supports a new USB 3.0 controller.

The management from Apple has confirmed to Arstechnica that the tablet’s lightening port is completely compatible with the new USB standard.

Apple did not initially advertise this feature while revealing the other specifications. Now, the iPad Pro will support up to 5Gbps transfer speeds.

This speed is ten times faster than the USB 2.0's which had maximum of 480Mbps. The already available cable shipped by the company has standard USB 2.0 one.

So, those who wish to have a separate and enhanced version of USB 3.0 will have to buy it separately.

Apple has constantly been making it convenient for users to transfer files between iDevices and Macs with different new features like Wi-Fi syncing, iTunes and AirDrop.

The possibility of USB 3 speeds for future products is really welcoming for those who wish to transfer some very big files.

Apple may finally build a USB 3.0-friendly controller into the next-generation A10 SoC . But, the team Apple has not disclosed that when this new USB is materializing into reality.

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