WSJ: Apple is Considering Adding USB 3.0 Ports to Its Larger iPad

WSJ: Apple is Considering Adding USB 3.0 Ports to Its Larger iPad

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The WSJ confirms that Apple has told suppliers to start production of its larger iPad in the second half of 2015 as it contemplates new designs and features for enterprise. It had originally planned to start production in the first half of 2015.

Bloomberg first reported the production delay earlier today.

Notably, the site says Apple is considering the addition of USB 3.0 ports.

Apple is now considering adding USB ports and adopting so-called USB 3.0 technology, a much faster version that promises to transfer data up to 10 times as rapidly as current USB ports, one of the people said. It is especially useful when users are transferring large amounts of data, such as backing up computers to USB-connected hard disks. Currently, Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad Mini don't come with a USB port.

“Apple has continued to rework some of the features of the larger iPad. It is now considering the faster technology for data synchronization between the larger iPad and other computing devices,” said their source. “Apple is also working on technology to speed up the iPad charging time, but it remains uncertain if the final design will have these new features.”

Finally, Apple is also said to be considering the addition of ports to connect a keyboard and mouse.

Of course, it's unclear if any of these features will make the final cut and go into production. Apple refused to comment on the report.

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WSJ: Apple is Considering Adding USB 3.0 Ports to Its Larger iPad
King Gates - March 7, 2015 at 9:39pm
so be prepare to be charge $200 extra for that port, I thought apple used to call it lighting or something like that.
Lord Jobs - March 7, 2015 at 10:25pm
Iphone had a smaller new port for charging and the price wasn't even raised hence even for making a larger display. Get ready to be proven wrong.
SWISS MADE - March 5, 2015 at 5:47pm
back to stone age APPLE!
Cheddar made - March 5, 2015 at 7:26pm
back to kinder grade troll!
Cheddar made - March 5, 2015 at 2:33pm
Or get a motion powered charger. Doesn't require electricity nor requires wifi. I preordered an ampy, so rumor invalid and not a way of getting ripped off. This was the advantage of built in battery all along.
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