Will USB Type-C come to the ipad this year?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The Game 161, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    With new rumours of USB type-C coming to iphone 8. Will we see the same in march or whenever the new ipads are out?

    would make sense to carry on with the macbook pro moving to USB Type-C.

    I would certainly welcome fast charge on the ipad.
  2. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    iPads usually follow suit to the iPhones, my guess it will happen if the iPhones make the switch.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Does this mean the 8 will come with USB-C earbuds?;)

    I am sure Apple will go C sooner or later, sounds like it will be sooner.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If USB-C does happen, it would be the iPhone first over the iPad/MacBook.
  5. Hym tix macrumors regular

    Hym tix

    Sep 21, 2012
    iPad Pro 12.9 got USB 3 before iPhone, fwiw

    Rant: I don't know how this is even a question so many years after USB 3.0 was released... maddening. Syncing, restoring, or backing up a 128GB iPhone 6s is indeed magical, Mr. Cook.
  6. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    i dont think they will remove the lightning port, but the lightning cable and the charger. I mean they will change the lightning to lightning cable to lightning-usb-c
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    It is magical, it's called "wireless".

    I can't wait until they remove the port completely. Put the 20th century to rest.
  8. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    You do know that the MacBooks already have type c right?
  9. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    I think it would be a great idea. One port for everything. I use these ports now exclusively on laptops and I like them.

    Will they do it? Who knows. We will have to gauge the rumors. After all, we are rumor experts :D
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I do not think the iPhone 8 or new iPad Pro will have USB-C but I feel it is going to happen sooner or later.
  11. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014

    Kuo predicts 2017 iPhones are going to support USB-C fast charging while retaining the Lightning port. Just like the 12.9 iPP methinks. I imagine that means the 2017 iPads are also going to get fast charging. The iPhones and iPads may or may not adopt USB 3.0 data transfer like the 12.9 iPP has. In any case, with Lightning being able to handle 2 of the 3 USB-C functions (fast charging and fast data transfer; the 3rd function being video transport which I don't believe are in Apple's near term plans for any of their iOS devices), all without having to use USB-C's non-proprietary and slightly bigger port, I don't see USB-C ports ever coming to iOS devices. Unless maybe Apple starts designing iPads to be used as or with external displays.
  12. jumpingjackflash, Mar 4, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017

    jumpingjackflash macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2016
    Exactly. Apple should just forget any usb-c/d/f/g/lightning etc. holes and go simply...WIRELESS!

    Wires on a any mobile device belong to the last millennium - it is as simple as that.
  13. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    And Apple being Apple effectively created another reason to spend more money if you want to connect your phone to the new MacBook. Apple is always on the look out for ways to make the consumer spend more money. I am positive they will keep the lightning port.

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