Apple prepares new iPad input with USB-C in place of Lightning

Apple is about to bring the USB-C port to all iPads. According to the 9to5Mac on Tuesday (14), the manufacturer is preparing a new generation of the tablet’s input version without the Lightning connector. Other changes are also planned for the tenth edition of the device, including 5G support.

The rumor is aimed at the tenth generation of the iPad. The site reported that the device identified by the codename J272 will bring USB-C port. This change would end Lightning’s entry into the brand’s tablets, as the ninth-generation device is the only one in the current portfolio with the standard set on the iPhone 5 in 2012.

The move also complies with the rumor that Apple intends to bring the USB-C to the iPhone. In May, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is thinking of launching a smartphone with the new standard as early as next year. The European Union is also pressuring Apple to join the new connector.

The tenth generation of the iPad can bring other news. This is the case of 5G support, a feature that is already present in the Mini, Air and Pro models, in addition to the latest iPhones. The site still points to the presence of the A14 Bionic processor, the same as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.

There are no details on the design of the new edition yet – in other words, it is not known whether the next generation will also have the straight sides. However, Apple can increase the screen from 10.2 inches to 10.5 inches or 10.9 inches. This increment may be related to the resolution of the display, which tends to follow the same as the iPad Air.

Apple is expected to present its tenth generation later this year, possibly with the same values as the current edition. The new generation, it is worth remembering, arrived last year with prices between 3,999 and 7,099. The device has two storage options: 64 GB and 256 GB.

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