iPad Pro Connectivity with MBP

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JasonHB, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. JasonHB macrumors regular

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    Hi, not sure which forum to post this in, but I thought that I would start in this one and see where we go from here.

    I have a 12.9" iPad Pro and just purchased a mid 2015 MBP. I previously had a mid 2010 MBP and was using Duet to share the screen with the iPad. This worked very well but was a little laggy and someone suggested that it was perhaps a limitation with the slow USB speed on my old MBP.

    Now, my new machine has USB3.0 ports on it and I know that the iPad Pro supports USB3.0 via it's lightning connector. I thought that this would be a good thing and might improve the performance of Duet.

    However, when I tried to find a lighting to USB3.0 cable, I found that they don't exist and I don't understand why. I realise that it wouldn't be the most poplular cable in the world, but I thought that at least Apple would make one.

    So, in the absence of that, I already have the lighting to USB3 camera adaptor and I was wondering if I purchased a USB3 cable (type A to type A) and used the camera adaptor as well, would this then work as a fully functioning USB3.0 interface between the MBP and the iPad Pro.

    Thanks in advance

    Jason
     
  2. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Yes that should provide full USB 3.0 speed
     
  3. JasonHB thread starter macrumors regular

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    Using the camera adaptor to Concetta the iPad Pro to my MBP doesn't work at all, the MBP doesn't see any device connected.

    I guess it's just not possible to connect the iPad using USB3.0

    Jason
     

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