“When iFixit tore the device apart, it found a USB 3.0 controller, and Apple has confirmed to us that the new iPad Pro will in fact support USB 3.0 transfer speeds over its Lightning port,” Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica.
“USB 3.0 supports theoretical transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, a little over 10 times faster than USB 2.0’s 480Mbps,” Cunningham reports. “The Lightning cable that ships with the iPad Pro is a standard USB 2.0-speed cable, and you’ll need to purchase USB 3.0 cables separately when they’re released at some undisclosed point in the future.”
Cunningham reports, “The cables may be physically different from the current USB 2.0 models, which don’t appear to have enough pins to support the USB 3.0 specification.”
More info and links in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Good to know!
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]