External drives, Mouse, Sidecar, Whoa.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macalway, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
  2. Northern Man macrumors member

    Northern Man

    Aug 25, 2013
    Quite interesting I agree. The devil will be in the details. Hopefully the constraints / restrictions will not smother the fire.
  3. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    Yeah, hard to grasp.
  4. roadkill401 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2015
    Wow. And it seems my reckless decision to get an iPad Pro wasn’t as reckless as I thought. For many it will be a useless option as the number of lightning USB drives out there is slim. Apple can protect themselves by tightening up the Mfi protocol to reject non certified original Apple chips for the lightning connector so they will still be making money.

    The real winners are us with the usbc connector as those devices are certified by a different body so prices can remain reasonable.

    I am going to be interested in what is allowed. Like if I can play a movie off an external stick, then that will be wonderful. Fill the ease factor for vacations so I just load up my tv shows and movies on a USB and i am golden.
  5. tps3443 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2019
    the iPad is a legit little beast computer now. It’ll only get better and better.

    I’m happy I stuck with it.
  6. Fairchild macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2011
    This is irrelevant when you use the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter :)
  7. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    Already got approval and funding for my App which shows Real Time Data transfer speeds while using external drives.
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am thinking when all the details are revealed, this feature will still be lacking.
  9. aevan macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015
    We’ll use dongles.
  10. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Glad I just got an iPad Pro 11 with USB C! Now I can share those dongles I got for my 2018 MBP.
  11. mdjasrie macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Time to get a high capacity USB-C thumb drives!
  12. Mainsail macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2010
    Not sure I understand why this is a useless option for someone with a lightning port on their iPad. It might require connection to USB with a dongle, but it still eliminates a big file sharing and storage issue for those iPads with lightning ports. I have a new iPad Air 3. I store everything in the cloud, so I won't be carrying a dongle and thumb drive around with me everywhere. But occasionally, I might want to share a large file via USB. The new capability will be great. BTW - iOS 13 also has this capability, so you can now connect external drives to your iPhone.....nice.
  13. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Just get an adapter and regular USB thumb drives. USB C thumb drives are expensive and few.

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