Apple has been pretty consistent with using proprietary connectors on its mobile devices. All of its smartphones and tablets come with the Lightning connector now even though USB-C is increasingly becoming the standard of choice for all other manufacturers. A new prediction spells out something that would be difficult to believe for many Apple fans, it claims that the upcoming iPad Pro will switch from Lightning to USB-C.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an often reliable Apple analyst, claims that the new iPad Pro will come with Face ID and slimmer bezels. He also predicts that the high-end version of the iPad Pro will ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C.
The Lightning connector may not be the only thing that Apple ditches on the new iPad. It’s also believed that the headphone jack will be going away as well. However, given Apple’s reluctance to move away from its proprietary connectors, one might think that the company would perhaps ship the device with a Lightning-to-USB-C cable and USB-C charger in the box instead.
Kuo remains firm with his prediction that the Lightning connector will be replaced with USB-C. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen. Apple hasn’t confirmed when the new iPads will be announced but there’s a possibility that it may talk about them at the upcoming iPhone event on September 12th.