- by Jon, "My Hair Is More 'Cinnamon'", Pentecost
According to the Apple Insider website, the next edition of the iPad that is expected out in the first quarter of 2011 is rumored to contain a USB port. This is a contrast to any previous Apple mobile device out there, as previous devices needed an adapter to use USB, if it was even possible to use USB.
So why the change to add a USB port as opposed to using the standard 30-pin connector that Apple has been using for iPods, iPhones, and iPads? It may stem from the European companies that are working to standardize to a common mini-USB charger for all mobile devices (see the article).
Having a build-in USB port would be nice for iPad users, as they might be able to use existing audio devices or keyboards they already have and wouldn’t need to purchase a separate adapter for it. Now the question I have is if it is going to be the current standard USB 2.0 or are they going to support the new USB 3.0 standard that is coming soon?
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