iPad Pro Now Im getting scared of getting an iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Phonzoxd, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

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    I have my order in at Verizon, but the rumors of the Ipad line moving over to USB-C got me kind of worried.

    Sounds like a Ipad 3 > Ipad 4 situation going on.
     
  2. bt311 macrumors member

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    Even if that were true (and I do not believe it is) a change of that magnitude is solved by an.. adapter. I would not worry.
     
  3. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Why does this matter? It's not like lightning accessories will simply vanish when Apple introduces USB-C to iOS devices. If anything USB-C accessories will command a premium while lightning accessories will hit rock bottom prices.

    Lightning won't vanish overnight. Maybe after 3-4 years, but even today I still see people using iPhone 4/4S and trying to charge @ Starbucks with that crazy 30-pin connector. Even the iPad 2 is still very popular and used by many people, and it sports that 30-pin connector.
     
  4. Badrottie Suspended

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    USB-C might be on iPad Pro 2 or 3. I think iPad Air 3 will be the first to have USB-C who knows?
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It will be an iPad 3 to 4 situation only if the next iPad Pro is released in June. Otherwise, what you have is the yearly technology upgrade cycle, where new tech always have better features than the previous ones.

    If you buy the iPP now, you get a good solid year's use out of it. If you wait because you are afraid next year's model will have some feature you might want, such as using USB-C without adapters, you'll never buy any technology gadgets. So if you need/want the iPP now, get it. If it's something you can pass on just because next year's model might have a new adapter, it wasn't something you wanted or needed in the first place.
     
  6. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Is there a new credible rumor I haven't heard about Apple replacing the Lightning connector? Last I heard they were committed to it and didn't wanna change it for a long time. I heard the iPad pro accepts faster usb than lightning, but that just means there could be new accessories to take advantage of that. Maybe an adapter. Lightning itself is too important to go away right now
     
  7. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Lightning will have to go away because of the EU requirement. It is only a matter of time. It is quite possible that the next set of ipads/iphones will have it, especially since the next phone is a major model up (7, and not an "s").

    The OP is not crazy about worrying, because who want's to have to carry an adapter to adapt either to USB-C or to Lightning...
     
  8. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    What's the EU requirement? I thought Apple already included a lightning adapter in those shipments. Did the requirement change, or how will it evolve as technology changes?
     
  9. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Because the iphones come out at the ending of a year, Apple may have to respond (change their phones over) by 2016...

    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-12/19/universal-phone-charger
     
  10. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Or, they could simply have a universal charging plug with a universal plug to iPhone adapter in the box (and charge EU customers a bit extra). While Apple has agreed to make their phones compatible that doesn't necessarily mean you will be able to directly plug a mini-USB plug it an iPhone.
     
  11. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    I don't see in the article where they've even agreed on a standard. What if a device is too thin to comply? This seems consumer friendly on the surface but I see it causing more problems.

    For the OP, this is certainly of no concern at this time.

    Edit: just saw the date of the article. This has already been solve as I stated by including an adapter.
     
  12. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

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    I thought Apple was all in when it comes to Lightning and will continue to use it on future products including the iPhone 7 well into 2016.

    Also, did I read that the iPad Pro's Lightning connector is much different in that it has additional pins for the Pro's high speed USB 3.0 capability.
     
  13. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Where does this crazy nonsense come from?

    There are no credible rumors of any such thing. Move along.
     
  14. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Why would you think any of this? Just cuz?

    You have no reason to think Apple will change the connector from Lightning to anything else until 2022. Apple has said as much.
     
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    If you say so then ok!
     
  16. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    If they weren't getting ready to make the move, they would never have used USB-C on the new Macbook. They developed several adapters that provide various functions using USB-C. This will become the standard, like it or not. The question here is when.

    Apple provided adapters for EU for now, but expect the phone itself to gain USB-C.

    I would be willing to bet that either the iPhone 7 or 8 will come with it. The Macbook switch was a way to test the waters.
     
  17. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

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    I say don't worry and enjoy your Pro. Even if this were to be true, it won't render the lightning cables obsolete overnight.

    You have a slew of other Apple products that rely on the lighting cable, for many years to come.

    Besides, if you wait until Apple releases a USB-c connector for the Pro, it might be awhile.

    Do you really want to deny yourself the enjoyment of using your Pro waiting for this..?
     
  18. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    I don't see the point in moving to a new cable and pissing everybody off when Apple themselves say "we live in a wireless world". If anything, they're becoming anti port altogether. We will likely see the port disappear completely before a stupid move to usb c for marginal benefits
     
  19. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    There will be no USB-C in i-devices - ever. The cable USB -> Lightning does go conform with EU regulation. This is a at least 4 year old story. It is about the actual charging plug that has to be universal and (re-)useable with other devices (Samsung or LG or Sony). And that is the case for all Smartphone charging plugs I ever saw. The old dumbphones often had proprietary charging connectors with no interchangeable cable that went to scrap metal with every new dumbphone you bought.
     
  20. xPad macrumors regular

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    No, they put in on the MacBook because it's perfect for the MacBook. This has absolutely nothing to do with iOS devices.

    Standard for MacBooks. As for when, when was last spring. USB-C is an industry-wide standard, which Apple has always supported on their PCs, but not on their iOS devices.

    Maybe, but no time soon.

    Nope.

    Nope. It was to make the MacBook as thin and small as possible.
     
  21. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I don't see apple moving to USB-C , there is more profit in keeping lightning, more adapters and more sales.

    Also it will be a few years before USB-C replaces USB.

    they already got usb 3.0 speeds out of lightning from the iPad pro.
     
  22. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    I'm still charging my first-gen iPad with the original 30-pin cable (I know, freakish, should send the cable to Guinness, but there you have it). And I can still buy an official Apple replacement cable. The last iOS device manufactured with that connector was discontinued in 2014 (8 GB iPhone 4s), so I'm good until 2019, at the least:

    https://support.apple.com/HT201624
    If Apple chose to change the connector to comply with the EU (rather than provide an adapter), they'd likely wait until the final EU legislation was in place (after final approval by the Council of Ministers, which hasn't yet happened, each EU nation has 2 years to enact the conforming legislation, and the industry has another year after that to come into compliance). So, let's say the last Lightning-equipped iOS device is manufactured in 2017... add 5 years... 2022. And you'd undoubtedly still be able to get the cables and accessories from the likes of Belkin.
     
  23. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I love people doing the whole eu thing it's funny. Apply is already complying with the eu rules. The charger has a standard USB port on it.

    As for USB 3/c well the iPad pro had a different lightening connector on it. Maybe it's for the Charging feature for the pencil maybe it's a USB 3 standard change. Well soon find out when apple wants us too
     
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    I do not think Apple will allow the EU to change all of it devices in the future when an adapter will fix it.
     

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