iPad Pro Anyone running iOS 13 beta on 12.9 gen2?

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  1. thadoggfather, Jun 8, 2019
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    Curious how it runs!

    Probably wont update to it from 11.3.1 because its my only jailbroken iPad currently (my mini5 is on 12.2 again, but still stock because no jailbreak)

    Is Sidecar good for it? How is the mouse functionality? Im assuming one needs a compatible bluetooth mouse or some kinda lightning to USB adapter for corded

    And how about USB thumb drive and Hard drive plug in, does that work with lightning too?


    desktop class web browsing seems most intriguing and like the most overdue feature
     
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    I want to know the same thing.
     
  3. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    I’m running the beta on a 10.5” iPad Pro (same generation as that model).

    Mouse works great - love how custom the buttons can be. It works both wired via the USB camera connection kit and over Bluetooth. It’ll even work with the Citrix X1 mouse making that a great choice since its optimized with Jump Desktop.

    Desktop class browsing is real - all of the problem sites like Google Docs, SquareSpace, and others are running great and allowing for full use of the site.

    External storage is hit or miss. Even with the powered adapter it can be finicky. I am able to hook up a 4TB mobile Western Digital USB-C drive (connecting C to A over the USB powered adapter - USB 3 Camera Connection Kit).

    It does complain about my USB SD card reader, but after plugging in a second time it consistently works. The official camera connection kit for SD cards would solve that issue.

    Overall really impressed with this update on the gen 2 pro.
     
  4. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks!

    Did ya move over from 11 or 12? How’s general performance and stability
     
  5. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    So can the iPad 10.5 be used with USB-A external drives?
     
  6. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    I upgraded from iOS 12 - for me its been incredibly stable - very few crashes in general, a few bugs like dragging app icons from home screen or spotlight, overall much more stable than the scary tweets would of warned of!
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    Yes - you’ll need the more expensive USB camera connection kit that includes a Lightning port so you can provide power to your iPad/accessory - I travel with an external battery for doing this on the go
     
  7. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    yes. Every iPad and iPhone can
     
  8. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4

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    Has pencil latency improved ?
     
  9. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    Oh even the iPhones can access a usb now? that's great!

    For whatever reason, I assumed it would be USB-C only and thus limited to the current gen of iPad Pros, or though USB-C adaptor for older generations.
     
  10. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    The only limitation is related to power output. Due to the silly lightning port, you will need to have your device connect to a power plug for it to work with most USB memories / card readers. This is not a problem on a 2018 iPad Pro, which switched to USB-C.

    As musicpenguy suggested, basically, when traveling you will need the high-end lightning-usb adapter sold by Apple (the one with a lightning port and a USB 3 port) plus and external battery,
     
  11. oldmacs macrumors 601

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    Ah ok.

    If my HDD has its own power will it work without that?
     
  12. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    Uhm...great question! Not sure. I don’t see why it shouldn’t, but need to test to be sure. :)
     

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