The Apple iPads and iPhones have always used proprietary charging adapters, with the latest incarnation of these being the much maligned Lightning Connectors, but it looks like that may change soon. New reports from Chinese media claim that Apple are going to ditch their proprietary port for USB-C on the upcoming iPad Air 4, which is huge.
This report is for the most part unconfirmed, so it’s best to take it with a grain of salt. According to it, the iPad Air 4 will unsurprisingly carry over the design of the current 11-inch iPad Pro, but with slim bezels and possibly Touch ID. It’ll also feature an 11-inch display, and that USB-C port.
This is big because of the possible effects it could have an Apple’s other products, namely the iPhone line. Is it possible that we’ll get an iPhone 12 that has a USB-C port over a proprietary solution? We aren’t sure, but we’ll have to wait and see.
We do know that Apple recently made express orders of iPad displays from LG due to the sudden increase in demand for tablets during the pandemic. We’ve no idea when the new iPad Air 4 will launch, but with leaks and reports already circulating, it can’t be all too long now.