iPad predictions 2017 models

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by KevinJS, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. giradman

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    On the Mac laptops running macOS, the USB-C (or Thunderbolt 3) ports allows charging, data transfer, and video; however, an USB adapter cable will be needed to attach to these newest generation connections - see pics below from this Apple Article.

    Now, if Apple in the newer iPads replaces the 'Lightning Charging Port' w/ the newer USB-C one, the device will still be running iOS which is not an hierarchal OS, like macOS or Windows, and using standard USB drives (or external HDs w/ a USB-C cable) in the same manner is likely not going to happen in my mind - BUT, iOS can always be changed in upcoming versions and/or developer's might come up w/ an 'iPad Manager' like iExplorer (which I use) which might allow the use of external HDs in a more traditional fashion - don't know but will be interesting? Dave :)
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    Data transfer between the large iPad Pro and a MacBook or MacBook Pro with the lightning to USB C cable is significantly faster than with a USB 2 or 3 connection. This means much faster syncing.
     
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    OH, I agree - have looked at the transfer rates in the link in my post - my question from Diane's post and implication that the newer iPads w/ this USB-C connection could use a standard external HD similar to plugging into a macOS or PC computer? Just doubtful that Apple will allow the rigidly 'sandboxed' iOS to permit that usage - but will be completely open - hard to predict what Apple may do or not? Dave :)
     
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    On the subject of Skype, perhaps they will bring in fingerprint login (or even auto fill password)?
     
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    That will be up to Skype as Apple now allows third party apps to use Touch ID for logging in. My banking app now uses Touch ID to log in.
     
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    Agree and my error. I read this as iPad general changes, rather than the models as per topic ititle. (Btw, 1password, FileBrowser, Readdle Document, etc. all use fingerprint, but Skype has resisted user requests )
     
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    maybe there will be a ipad mini as thin as a ipad air.
     

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