iPad USB and mouse support....but?

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  1. jharvey71884 macrumors 6502

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    What if no iPad Pro 2018 with USB C?

    I just got an amazing deal on a 10.5. Will the lightning USB adapter work you think?
     
  2. loybond macrumors 6502

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    Haven't seen anything about that yet. I think maybe not... because not all iPads have USB 3 internally, and USB 2 would be unusable for a lot of things.
     
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    A USB 2.0 connection is more than enough for a mouse connection. Hell, the old PS/2 port has a max bitrate of 12kbit/s and is more than capable of supporting a mouse and keyboard.

    I'd bet any mouse that works on iPP 2018 would work as well on any other iPad, bluetooth or otherwise. Congrats on your purchase!

    Edit: Just tested on an iPhone SE running iOS 13 beta 1 and my MX Master 2S works perfectly fine over Bluetooth.
     
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    mouse support is supported through usbC, BLUETOOTH or lightning
    So you can bluetooth or lightning
     
  5. squizzler macrumors regular

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    USB support also been activated on iPhones which have no USB C so you’ll be alright.
     
  6. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    I can confirm that my magic mouse is working and i can work right on the external storage
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    What iPad do you have?
     
  8. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    Ipad mini 4 and 11” ipad pro
    I think due to the 120hz the pointer smoothness is better on the ipp
     
  9. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    those features will work even on iPhones.
     
  10. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    i understand external storage to work but mouse on iphones display? even we are now on 6.5" from 3.5" i still find the display too small and weird aspect ratio for mouse pointer...but hey, at least you can use it if you want it
     
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Ooh so it will work on my iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad mini 5 then.

    Does the external storage also work on your iPad mini?
     
  12. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it’d work.
     
  13. jharvey71884 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still thinking maybe taking 10.5 back. Got 256gb for only $432, but the newer 64gb at $325 more on BH seems like a good old case of futue proofing myself.
     
  14. sracer macrumors G3

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    There's no such thing as "future proofing". You got a great deal on that 10.5. The Mini 4 is getting iPad OS and that is as old as dirt. You'll be fine.
     
  15. Llew macrumors newbie

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    hi - do you mind doing a short video for us, using your magic mouse?
    Sooooo exciting!!
     
  16. Digitalguy macrumors member

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    Yes but remember that lightning Ipads have very low power output, so it may work for a USB thumb drive but for a 2.5 hard drive or SSD you will need a powered hub.... UBS C instead has 7.5 watt of power, which is enough even for HDDs
     
  17. tps3443 macrumors 6502a

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    You can future proof a PC just fine. I think it is Mac products that are questionable.

    And I think people only mean like 5 years when they refer to future proofing. Maybe 7 years tops.
    Which is more than possible.
     
  18. jharvey71884 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As someone who wants to use Lumafusion to replace at least 75 percent of my work in news media, I think the gains in 2018 iPad compared to 2017 is definitely future proofing.
     
  19. sracer macrumors G3

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    We're not talking about a "PC". We are talking about iPads.

    You just proved my point. And even in that distorted definition of "future proof" there is no iPad that going to be adequately usable in 7 years.
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I once considered building a dual-CPU Westmere build with oodles of RAM for I think $5K or something. Three years later and a $1.5K build would’ve trounced it while consuming significantly less power so I’m glad I didn’t waste my money.

    Personally, I buy with a 1-2 year span in mind because it’s hard to tell what tech will be like after that time. I also don’t count on features not yet available when making purchasing decisions. If I get longer than 2 years and extra useful features, then that’s just a bonus.

    That said, given the benefits of iPadOS/iOS 13, it’s actually worth considering getting the new models for USB-C. Not so much for future proofing but better options for accessories by moving from the proprietary Lightning connector to a universal standard.
     
  21. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    Good point on the connector. I have $ sunk in Lightning peripherals (card reader, USB connector, HDMI out) and cables that would be an additional cost to replace.
     
  22. Aditya rathee macrumors newbie

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    So if i use a lightning to usb adapter on my ipad air 3 2019 which dont have an usb c port can i use my external drive or usb drive easily ?
     
  23. canesalato macrumors 65816

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    yes, although at usb2 speeds
     
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