usb on Ipad

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  1. CraigLJH

    CraigLJH iPF Noob

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    Hi all not got 1 yet but gonna get ipad 2 when released but have I read somewhere that theres no usb socket on them if not how can you move info from a pc to ipad ???
     
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    The is a proprietary connector on one end of the USB cable that comes with the iPad. It connects to a standard USB port on the PC/Mac side of things and a "dock connector" port on the iPad.

    There is a "camera" adapter kit with adds a USB port to the iPad so you can transfer pictures, from USB sticks, but it's limited to pictures.
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    As well as the USB connector - but, be warned it's not a 'normal' one, so don't expect to be able to drag-and-drop from your PC, you need to use iTunes - you can transfer using WiFi or 3G. There are several third-party apps out there - the most popular by far being GoodReader - that specialise in moving files to and from the iPad via either USB or WiFi.

    Alternatively there are cloud servers like DropBox and Apple's MobileMe iDisk that enable you to move your files iPad<->PC via their cloud storage.

    Basically, there's no problem although, as you're almost certainly aware, the iPad does not have a file system like either a Mac or a PC. So it's a slightly different world on the iPad, but you get to love it after a while.

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