Odd iPad Air connector

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  1. deemac375

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    I've just purchased via eBay an iPad Air 2.
    It seems ok but, to my confusion has a 30 pin charging port.
    My other iPad Air 2, purchased. about 3 years ago has the USB mini port.
    Why the change. I understand the 30pin port can also transfer data, but the spec on eBay did not mention that the model was a special one. Or are they ALL like that.
    It seems a retrograde spec to increase the damage potential of a known weak spot in charging ports. I have circular magnetic adaptors on all my mobile devices and am happy with that more reliable method.
     
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    Welcome to iPad Forums!

    If your iPad has a 30-pin connector, it’s not an iPad Air. The last iPad that had that connector, was the iPad 3. The 30-pin connector has not been used afterwards.
    Which software is installed on it? The iPad 3 can be updated to iOS 9.3.5 or 9.3.6.

    The iPad Air 2 has a lightning connector, btw., and the latest devices have a USB-C port.
     
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    Thank you for that revelation.
    The OS Version 9.3,5 (13G 36)
    I shall return to the vendor.
    The machine is slow and requires multiple tapping to get anything to happen.
    I wonder why the iPAD 3 was dropped.
    I might ask further questions after talking with the vendor
    Thanks, once again
    Keep safe.
     
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    You’re welcome.
     

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