iPad pro three connectors

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by BigladUK, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. BigladUK macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2004
    I can't find anyone having mentioned this but one thing I've always liked about other android tablets is their docks that you can drop your tablet in and use it as a clock or picture frame whilst it chargers all without having to plug it in.

    So do these three contacts offer us a similar option where someone could produce a dock that can charge our tablets via the contacts ?

  2. hubieonekanubie macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    I don't think anyone can answer this conclusively outside of someone with apple because thus far there are only 2 items that works with the connector. The Apple Keyboard that is currently essentially vaporware and the Logitech Create, which I'm using as I type this. I can say with certaintity that the connector has power output as it will power and light the keyboard, however no way I can tell if it can be used as a charging dock.
  3. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state
    It's technically possible, but Apple hasn't opened it for this type of use yet. It can only power accessories right now and receive data from them.

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