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iPad Pro innards pave the way for USB 3.0 transfer speeds

Fri Nov 13 08:01:03 EST 2015 | MacWorld
Apple’s iPad Pro doesn’t currently bring any major improvements in transfer speeds over previous iPads, but that could change with the arrival of new adapters. A teardown of the iPad Pro by iFixit revealed that Apple’s jumbo tablet includes a 4-port USB 3.0 Host Controller. In theory, this should allow for USB 3.0 transfer speeds through the iPad Pro’s Lightning port. Apple has told CNet that USB 3.0 speeds should be enabled through adapters, though it’s unclear when these might hit the market. ..


That's right -- the biggest iPad of 'em all has a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning port, Apple has confirmed to Ars Technica. iFixit found a controller for the new USB standard when it..
Apple’s iPad Pro doesn’t currently bring any major improvements in transfer speeds over previous iPads, but that could change with the arrival of new adapters. A teardown of the iP..
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Now that the iPad Pro is out, at least online, it's time for iFixit to do its magic. Hopefully this time they've got their legal stuff covered. Being the most unconventional Apple ..
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  By Mikey Campbell Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 04:27 pm PT (07:27 pm ET) Repair firm iFixit performed its usual launch day Apple device teardown on the iPad Pro on Wednesda..
Chargers are a dime a dozen nowadays.  At this point most people have likely gone through a few smart phones and might even have the old ones laying around for backup purposes..
The Apple iPad Pro reviews are in, and they're pretty much all over the place. The general consensus seems to be that it's a fantastic iPad, but a terrible laptop replacement. It's..