The removal of the Lightning input from the new iPad Pro is collateral damage, but necessary — 2022
The new iPad Pro features a series of improvements to say goodbye to the big iPhone and hello to the true iPad lineup, beginning with its design and ending with Apple's proprietary entry, the entry Lightning .
The goodbye of this entry to embrace the USB-C It is a declaration of intent on the part of Californians to put an end to the eternal debate about what the iPad brings us in addition to a screen larger than an iPhone.
It is still hard to imagine that Apple has eliminated the entry that it has been developing for its devices for so long. The Lightning connector arrived to shelve the 30 pin connector and offer the customer the possibility of using a multipurpose input (similar to USB-C, but at a proprietary level). The truth is that Apple did not get the industry to notice this type of connector for obvious reasons with the previous connector, which we already discussed in a previous post.
Collateral damage on the new iPad Pro
The new iPad Pro offers a USB-C input that completely changes its concept, also differentiating itself from the iPhone itself. Honoring the truth, the first reports speak of a limitation of use in some aspects of USB-C on the iPad Pro. For example, connecting an external hard drive. This may perhaps change with the arrival of iOS 13 , but for now we have to live with this limitation.
In the case of an outlet to connect the iPad to an independent monitor, the baton will be held by the developers . They will be the ones to decide if an application can connect to an external monitor and for what purpose. We found some examples in the iPad Pro presentation itself, there we could see a user editing video from the iPad while watching a preview of it on an external screen.and perhaps, in the near future with the ability to connect third-party devices.
The iPad will never have macOS, but a similar interaction with the usual work team can be approached with the implementation of USB-C, as we have previously commented, this decision entails collateral damage, in this case, the proprietary connector Lightning from Apple.