iPad Pro Charge (12.9") iPad Pro from Macbook Pro

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  1. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Hi all,

    I've literally just received my Pro and I'm going through the setup (have decided to setup as a new iPad, rather than use the backup from my iPad Air).

    Seeing as I'm sitting at my desk, I'm wondering if I can charge it (quickly) by connecting the Lightning cable into my 2012 MBP?

    I should probably add that the MBP is connected to and powered by a Thunderbolt Display.

    Here's what I'm using at the mo: http://www.amazon.co.uk/TARTANTECH-Intelligent-Universal-Charger-Samsung/dp/B00R3N96L6

    [Edit] - Just to add that I've also got one of these. so just wondering which will be best (fastest)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    You can charge it from your MBP, but it won't be quick. The two chargers you mentioned will be no faster than the included Apple charger. If you want a fast charge, I recommend you buy the new USB-C to lightning cable and the 29watt MacBook charger. Folks are reporting charge time of a couple hours for 0 to 100%.
     
  3. Azzin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, any idea how long on the included charger?
     
  4. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502

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    Forever, it seems like. I just purchased mine today as well. It was at 27% or something at 11am when I opened it and went to charge it. It's now at 42% 1 1/2 hrs later. I may look into that 29 watt charger option myself.
     
  5. mgipe macrumors demi-god

    mgipe

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    I've never tried to precisely time it, but just now it took almost two hours to go from 75% to 100% using the Apple 12 W charger that came with the iPP.
     

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