I have no idea haha... honestly I think just having the capacity to attach USB accessories would be worth it (if you could get it to work with iOS, that is) even if the speed is really slow/it's really buggy.Interesting, but I doubt it would be able to handle that much data. Has anyone actually explored the smart connector's capabilities?
Eh, you joke, but if you REALLY REALLY need to get data from a floppy disk to a PC/MacBook? It might take a while and cost a lot, but you CAN get accessories to make it happen. And that's true of basically any media you can think of. Slide reader? Sure. Record player? Yeah, you can find one with USB.You also can't plug in an ethernet cable or use a floppy disk! How useless!
The smart connector is only three pins. This leaves Vplus, Vminus, and serial data. That means data is one directional. Can't send and receive at the same time. It's probably very low power, meaning perfect for a keyboard or perhaps a mouse but nothing storage wise.Any thoughts on what else the smart connector can be used for? Perhaps a smart case with an external display to show notifications? A battery case that doesn't use the lightning port?