1. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    I am usually an early adaptor (ie, launch) for the new iPhones and iPads.

    The change to USB-C, however, has me thinking about whether or not to jump to a new iPad from my 2017 Pro.

    Neither of my iMacs (the newest being at my office from last December) or my MacBook Air (infrequently used, thanks to the Pro) have USB-C. I presume I'll need adapters to plug in there?

    And then I'll need all new chargers for home, office and travel?

    It just seems like a hassle and I'm not really appreciating any new functionality from USB-C on the iPad, other than possibly being after to charge my phone in a pinch.

    Am I right? Am I wrong? Talk me out of it or into it. Haha.
    10-30-2018 03:34 PM
  2. Dukins's Avatar
    I was thinking the same thing that the USB-C is more of a deterrent than anything. I will only be able to charge that one product with usb-c. I don’t have any other devices. Even though I don’t like the idea of change, still going to purchase it.
    10-30-2018 04:41 PM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    You just need a standard USB-C to USB-A cable to plug into your laptop, chargers, etc.
    10-30-2018 07:16 PM
  4. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    Curious, will the original Apple Pencil still pair & charge the same way with the new iPad Pro?
    10-30-2018 08:20 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Curious, will the original Apple Pencil still pair & charge the same way with the new iPad Pro?
    Nope. The new pencil is wireless charging and the original is lightning charged. They are not interchangeable. The new pencil is only compatible with the new iPads.
    10-30-2018 08:41 PM
  6. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    Does Apple sell an OEM USB-C to USB-A cable? I couldn’t find one online.
    10-31-2018 06:54 AM
  7. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    What cable will we need to output to either iMac or HDMI monitor?
    10-31-2018 08:39 AM
  8. mumfoau's Avatar
    Thankfully, my Nintendo Switch has me all ready for an iPad refresh if I upgrade from my 9.7” Pro.
    Last edited by mumfoau; 10-31-2018 at 09:20 AM.
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    10-31-2018 08:55 AM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Does Apple sell an OEM USB-C to USB-A cable? I couldn’t find one online.
    Yes they do, one probably comes in the box as well.
    10-31-2018 09:10 AM
  10. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I stand corrected. They offer an adapter. But a USB-C to USB-A cable is cheap. Just make sure it has solid connector and not a two piece. I bought a ten-foot one for like $20 at Best Buy.
    10-31-2018 09:12 AM
  11. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    What cable will we need to output to either iMac or HDMI monitor?
    A USB-C to hdmi adapter.
    TechnologyTwitt likes this.
    10-31-2018 09:13 AM
  12. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    Thanks - but it will be at 60Hz, not 120Hz right?

    A USB-C to hdmi adapter.
    10-31-2018 10:27 AM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Thanks - but it will be at 60Hz, not 120Hz right?
    I’m not sure to be honest, and I also remembered there are monitors that also use USB-C to connect. The adapter is the cheaper option of course.
    TechnologyTwitt likes this.
    10-31-2018 10:48 AM
  14. MikeElmendorf's Avatar
    Will I be able to fast charge the new iPad connected to my iMac with a USB-C to Thunderbolt cable?
    11-01-2018 06:31 AM

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