What Can You Connect To The New Ipad Pro with USB-CT?

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The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are equipped with a USB-C port rather than a Lightning port. However, just because the device has a new port does not imply that any kind of device with a USB-C connector can suddenly be used with iPad Pro. There are still some limitations, but USB-C makes it simpler to connect to external displays, cameras, and other devices

The USB-C connector has lots of uses. On Apple’s laptops, all USB-C ports are Thunderbolt 3 ports (besides the 12-inch MacBook), which can attain ultra-fast bandwidth and throughput, capable of driving multiple displays and a lot of connections via a single port

The iPad Pro does not have Thunderbolt. It has a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port. This implies that it can increase to 10 Gb per second, which enables the iPad to drive 5K displays at 60 frames per second

Connect external displays

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The new iPad Pro can be directly connected to a USB-C display and communicate via the DisplayPort standard

For instance, to present the speaker’s notes on an iPad, you can connect to a TV to play your Netflix films on the big screen

It’s a bit annoying that you can not use the USB-C cable in the iPad box. You require a USB cable that supports "high bandwidth" connections

Charging other devices

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The USB-C port on the iPad Pro can power the connected device and charge up to 7.5 W

If you have a USB-C to Lightning cable, you can connect in your iPhone and use your iPad to charge your iPhone

If you have 2 new iPad Pros, you can use the included USB-C to USB-C cable to connect them with each other and charge the other. One iPad will take power from the other one at a time

Import photos and videos from external storage

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The iPad does not support generic external storage. You cannot connect in a USB-C flash drive and see the date in the Files app. This is an operating system limitation that lot of expecting Apple will address in a future software upgrade, but it is not possible today

However, you can use the Photos application to import pictures and videos from USB storage. If you happen to have a bunch of photos on a USB hard drive, you can connect it to the iPad and use the Import tab in the Photos application to suck in pictures and videos