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The new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that Apple debuted today will ship with an 18W USB-C power adapter, an upgrade from the 12W USB-A power adapter that shipped with the previous-generation models.

Apple's 18W USB-C power adapter should charge new iPad Pro models faster, and it will also be able to be used for fast charging for Apple's newest iPhones when paired with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

ipadpro18wcharger-800x329.jpg

Apple is including a 1m USB-C charge cable along with the 18W USB-C power adapter that comes with the iPad Pro, and while the cable is available for purchase separately, the 18W power adapter can't be bought as a standalone product just yet.

Rumors suggested that supply of the power adapter could be low at first, which may explain why it's not available for purchase separately from the iPad Pro. Apple is likely to offer the 18W adapter for sale in the near future, though.

The new iPad Pro models are available for purchase from Apple's website starting today, with new orders set to arrive on November 7.

Article Link: Apple's New iPad Pro Models Ship With 18W USB-C Power Adapter
 

Sasparilla

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Nice, basically a 50% increase in wattage on the charger, that'll be appreciated.
 
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macduke

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These things are likely to have smaller batteries as well since they are thinner and the 12.9" is a lot smaller, so this could make a really big impact on charging speed. This also reminds me that I should have ordered a USB-C to Lightning adapter to charge my iPhone XS. Maybe I could find a foot long mini cable online to have in my bag just in case. I also wonder if this thing can charge my Sony a7R III which has USB-C? Or power external USB-C SSDs? I feel like with this USB-C port, the iPad is due for a big software update in iOS 13 next year.
 
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agsystems

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These things are likely to have smaller batteries as well since they are thinner and the 12.9" is a lot smaller, so this could make a really big impact on charging speed. This also reminds me that I should have ordered a USB-C to Lightning adapter to charge my iPhone XS. Maybe I could find a foot long mini cable online to have in my bag just in case. I also wonder if this thing can charge my Sony a7R III which has USB-C? Or power external USB-C SSDs? I feel like with this USB-C port, the iPad is due for a big software update in iOS 13 next year.
^^^^^^^this, why? keep the same thickness and give multi day battery life - not just 10 hours.
 
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Michael J

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The new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that Apple debuted today will ship with an 18W USB-C power adapter, an upgrade from the 12W USB-A power adapter that shipped with the previous-generation models.

Apple's 18W USB-C power adapter should charge new iPad Pro models faster, and it will also be able to be used for fast charging for Apple's newest iPhones when paired with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

ipadpro18wcharger-800x329.jpg

Apple is including a 1m USB-C charge cable along with the 18W USB-C power adapter that comes with the iPad Pro, and while the cable is available for purchase separately, the 18W power adapter can't be bought as a standalone product just yet.

Rumors suggested that supply of the power adapter could be low at first, which may explain why it's not available for purchase separately from the iPad Pro. Apple is likely to offer the 18W adapter for sale in the near future, though.

The new iPad Pro models are available for purchase from Apple's website starting today, with new orders set to arrive on November 7.

Article Link: Apple's New iPad Pro Models Ship With New 18W USB-C Power Adapter

So the question is - can I use that USB-C port to plug into my LG Ultrafine 5K monitor (which also gives power to the device), and drive both the monitor and the iPad as a non-mirrored device? If so... WOW...
 
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satinsilverem2

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So the question is - can I use that USB-C port to plug into my LG Ultrafine 5K monitor (which also gives power to the device), and drive both the monitor and the iPad as a non-mirrored device? If so... WOW...
I don’t think the LG display will work as that display relies on the thunderbolt protocol for connectivity which no iOS device has. The 21 inch 4K will work as that relies on the standard usb c alt display mode.
 
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alphaod

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My problem is that there is basically no 5K display that even connects to USB-C.

My Dell 5K display uses two mini DP, so that's not going to work, and the LG one that Apple sells uses Thunderbolt 3.
 
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