iPad Pro Newbie: what is the use of USB-C?

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  1. cibonak macrumors 6502

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    what are the main things that we can do?
     
  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    main thing? Charge your iPad.
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    It has a much higher power/charge rating and faster data transfer speeds.
     
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    Connect to an external display.
    Charge you iPhone from the iPad.
    Connect it to a camera to download photos.
    Charge it with you MacBook charger.
     
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    USB-C to lightning cable.
     
  6. cibonak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To download photos from your camera you need a special cable?
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Depends on what camera you have. USB-C cables are not special, they are the new standard.
     
  8. DavidQPR macrumors newbie

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    I read that having USB-C will enable connecting an external hard drive. Does this mean that it will be possible to download music and photos from an external hard drive to the new ipads?
     
  9. Marzel macrumors regular

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    Honestly, since I have a MacBook Pro with USB-C I'm glad that the iPad Pro is also dropping lightning. It makes cable handling way easier and also allows for higher transfer speeds. Of course at first, It will probably confuse people that are used to have the same port on both iPhones and iPads.
     
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    I doubt it, I am sure it’ll be limited through iOS.

    Edit: I specifically mean music I don’t think Apple is ever going to allow transfer music without iTunes
     
  12. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    At least one use will be importing photos like you can do from an external SD card now. This will be useful for people using Photoshop on the iPad.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202037
     
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    The ability to drive an external display - is that as simple as it sounds and does it work as it does with a laptop i.e. You can have an external display and use it to mirror the iPad or as a second display?

    If you can, then that immediately means the iPad Pro becomes a potential laptop replacement for more people I guess? Our team could then probably switch from laptops to iPads...
     
  14. LiveWireless macrumors member

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    They showed mirroring, and i heard one of the review sites say they are working on dual screen... but don't count on that until you hear it from apple.
     
  15. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Apple said just mirroring. Not as a second monitor.

    Also some reviewers said the same. Also external hardrives will do nothing.

    Who knows about printers
     
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    Probably a good way to move large PSD files around for Photoshop though...
     
  17. ascender macrumors 68020

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    It does look like this is step one and iOS 13 will be the enabler for lots more functionality.
     
  18. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I thought mirroring and dual display (i.e. each display showing different stuff) are dependant on the app just like how AirPlay does it?
     
  19. cibonak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still many questions that need to be answered
     

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