According to a fresh report coming from CNET, it seems that Apple’s just-released tablet is capable of supporting USB 3.0 transfer speeds via its Lightning connector. The report basically confirms the findings from iFixit.
Thus, this means the iPad Pro is the first and only mobile device that Apple makes to support USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Furthermore, this will make copying large 4K video files to the device much more easier.
Support for the higher transfer speeds will require a new adapter that supports the added throughput. USB 3.0 is much faster than the USB 2.0, which is used in all existing Lightning cables and adapters. USB 2.0’s maximum theoretical speed is only 60MB per second, while USB 3.0 maxes out at 640MB per second.
If you are looking to use the iPad Pro for editing large video files, then this is definitely some great news for you. At the moment we don't know when these new adapters will be unveiled or how much they will cost, but let's hope they won't be too expensive.