iPad Pro different lightning port?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jdusoccer12, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    I was looking at the Lightning port in my iPad pro and noticed something earlier. It seems to have pins on both sides of the port. Have all iPads had this or is this a first for the Pro, and could it lead to other things. I checked my iPhone and it only has pins on the one side.
  2. JT2002TJ macrumors 65816

    Nov 7, 2013
    Justed checked my old ipad 4, there are only pins on the bottom side (back side).
  3. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    From my experiment - the pencil will not fit in my other ipad or iphone port (I was curious if I could charge the pencil in a different device). Only fits in the ipad pro - which would lead me to believe it is different.
  4. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    iPad Air 2, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S all have pins on one side. Interesting catch.
  5. Robnsn2015 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2015
    Could it be because the iPad Pro is the only iOS device that can charge another device?
  6. JT2002TJ macrumors 65816

    Nov 7, 2013
    Are we sure this is true? I'm not sure anyone has tried it...
  7. masnax macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2015
    Any old lightning port can charge the Pencil. It doesn't have to be the IPP. I charge mine almost exclusively with my iPhone 6 plus.

    I even tried sticking an iPod Nano on the end of it and that charged it too.

    The pins probably have to do with USB 3 compatibility.

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