Now that Apple's new iPad Pro is beginning to arrive into the hands of consumers, iFixit has provided their usual teardown of Apple's latest 12.9-inch slate.
Inside, they found that Apple has used a USB 3.0-capable Lightning port, something that was backed by Ars Technica. Apple doesn't talk about USB 3.0 in its marketing for the iPad Pro, but the connectivity provides up to 5Gbps bandwidth, for around 625MB/sec transfer rates. While the Thunderbolt-powered Lightning connection is faster than USB 3.0 with up to 10Gbps bandwidth, the backwards compatibility that USB provides outweighs those benefits.
Now the question remains: will the next-gen iPhone have a USB 3.0-capable Lightning port?
Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:31 pm CDT
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