or wait for iOS12 and USB drive support!The iPad is a post PC device so it does not support memory sticks in order to avoid any of the issues memory sticks present - such as spreading virus’, file system compatibility issues between systems, lack of backup and data loss, version control issues when copying files between systems, physical loss of memory stick that’s not encrypted and revealing private information, etc etc. iOS will never support it natively because it’s not the ethos of a post PC device. Third party apps can add support, if they use the document provider API Dropbox and others use, they might be able to make the memory stick appear in the files app that way, I wouldn’t count on it though. The iPad is a cloud/wire-free device, it only provides mass storage access for importing photos from a digital camera or SD card, because this does not present any of the issues mentioned above. To share files without the internet, you can use airdrop locally or to share files across the internet you can use email with automatic maildrop for large files.
or wait for iOS12 and USB drive support!
Straight answer for the OP without the propaganda:
iOS11 doesn’t change anything compared to previous versions, in terms of transferring files via USB.
I guess so...still this is limited to those lightning flash drives...which are generally super expansive for what they are AND limited to USB2 speeds (the ones I tried are actually slower than USB2)...It absolutely can and I expect it will. The companies that today produce their own apps for their lightning flash drives can instead (or as well as) integrate in the Files app. IOS will not know, or need to know, anything more about those drives than it does today.
I guess so...still this is limited to those lightning flash drive...which are generally super expansive for what they are AND limited to USB2 speeds...
I hate lightning
You are right. Not what I was hoping for but good for the users of these devices. =)I’ll be honest, I don’t have one and have no desire for one. I’m not arrogant enough (not quite, at least ) to assume no-one else does, however. Those people will be in a much better place in iOS 11.