New iPad pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Trodolak, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Trodolak macrumors newbie

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    Just received my new 12.9” 256gb iPad Pro and attempted to set it up using an iTunes backup. Unfortunately, the iPad only comes with a usb c cable which I can’t connect to the back of my 3 year old iMac. Called Apple and they said if I want to connect to iTunes, I need a usb c to usb a cable. Wish they provided prior knowledge of the situation. Anyone else experience this proble.
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    That was known and discussed on this forum.
     
  3. Absrnd macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, were you living under a rock ?
    you gotta have know when you ordered the iPad o_O
     
  4. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

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    Just another adapter Apple has for you to buy.
     
  5. macduke macrumors G4

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    Buy this. It's way nicer and cheaper than what Apple gives you. I've ordered a ton of Anker's cables and they are very nice, especially these braided ones. I ordered some 6ft ones for the new iPad Pro but here is a 3ft one if you want to save a little money: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Powerline-Durability-Samsung-MacBook/dp/B01M3NB6FB/

    I also picked up this little guy in case I needed to plug in some legacy stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-Converts-Technology-Compatible/dp/B01COOQIKU/

    I also got this one for display but I haven't tested it yet. Although when I went to grab the link it looks like it has been updated to say it supports the iPad Pro 2018. It feels very premium but IDK how well it works for sure until my iPad Pro gets here later this evening: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CL2RHX5/
     
  6. Momof9 macrumors 6502

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    Does this only work for backup? I bought the 1 tb and want to transfer a bunch of files. I do have them in my iCloud, but I thought it would be faster connected to the PC. I also want them to be in specific folders.... I thought you could do this. I do see I can do this from iCloud.
     
  7. Trodolak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the informationn.
     
  8. Momof9 macrumors 6502

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    I found the way to add files, using iTunes on the PC - you do click on the iPad. In it you select file sharing than an app. I chose File Explorer. You just drag and drop the folders (or files) to the “FileExplorer” Documents pane. Or whatever app you add them to. I can somewhat see them being added to my iPad.
     
  9. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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  10. willentrekin macrumors regular

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    I do think Apple could do a better job of making this more obvious. When Apple products switched from 30-pin to Lightning, they did so at the device end, which required adapters -- not at the end you plug into computers or the wall. I didn't realize the new Pros had UBS-C at both ends of the cable until I watched an unboxing. I just figured it was USB-C at the device, and the other end would plug into all of the wall chargers and power bricks I already own.

    Honestly, when I saw that I considered just going with the 10.5. But I'm glad to see the cables mentioned here, even if they are an extra $10.
     

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