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New iPad Pro with USB-C coming this month, says a new report

Apple earlier today officially confirmed its upcoming special event on October 30th. At the event, the company is expected to…

Apple earlier today officially confirmed its upcoming special event on October 30th. At the event, the company is expected to disclose new Macs, as well as a new iPad Pro with USB-C instead of Lightning. This evening, supply chain blog Macotakara delivers its own report, and again proposes USB-C for iPad Pro.

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Previously, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had proposed 2018 iPad Pro models would release lightning connectivity for the benefit of USB-C. Since last week, we reported that the USB-C switch would allow features like 4K video output and more.

Macotakara says it was talking to many accessories manufacturers at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics Trade Fair in Hong Kong this week, and the consensus was that the 2018 iPad Pro would contain USB-C instead of Lightning. Of course, accessory manufacturers are not always the most reliable source of information for future Apple, but Macotakaras report is just the latest suggesting USB C support on this year’s iPad Pro update.

In terms of dimensions of this year’s iPad Pro with USB-C, Macotakara cites a rendering that originally appeared on Slash Leaks last week. Probably based on the supply chain schedule, this display shows the larger 12.9 inch model in 280.66 mm long and 215.00 mm wide. For comparison, the current generation iPad Pro measures 305.7 mm with 220.6 mm.

At the same time, Slash Leak’s rendering shows that the smaller model will measure at 274.64 mm long and 178.52 mm wide. Interestingly, this is slightly larger than the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which measures 250.6 mm with 174.1 mm.

According to Macotakara, these dimensions appear to be the accessory manufacturers who base their products from now on.

2018 iPad Pro Update is expected to be announced later this month at Apple’s special event. The event was announced today and will take place on October 30 in Brooklyn, New York. Apple delayed the event with an “There’s more to do” tagline.

Are you planning to upgrade to the new iPad Pro with USB-C? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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