Fingers crossed maybe Apple will one day catch up to my phone from 2007.No, sadly. I mean, you sorta can, but only through iTunes with a third party app, in the same way as you could with the Lightning iPads, or any iPhone I suppose.
There's talk that they might be introducing file management improvements - along with a new homescreen design - for the iPad in iOS13, so hopefully we'll get something then. Finally being able to plug a USB stick into my iPad and have it just work would be fantastic. (Though, uh, I'd hope they'd offer an adaptor for those of us with the old Lightning iPads. My Pro 10.5 isn't that old...)
I’m sure you had the same complaints with Microsoft and their Surface line, right? Or almost any and every electronic in existence that uses different AC power supplies... right...?
They still sell plenty of TouchID devices. iPhone 7/+, 8/+, non-pro iPad, iPad mini, 2018 macbook air, and 2018 MBP's
The physical connection is flimsy and wobbly. It's not reversible, and it doesn't have that satisfying click
It falls out easily, it isn’t reversible and it’s slow compared to lightning.
Those things will be worth millions in a few years!!!
That'll be a tough nut to crack.
Fair criticisms for sure.
I agree completely, I’m not saying that lightning should have been standard. Just that micro usb wasn’t a good cable just because it was standard. I really hope they use usb c because it won’t compromise on the quality. Unlike when people wanted them to use micro usb.Fair criticisms for sure.
An Apple proprietary cord was never going to be the industry standard though. For decades now Apple has been about having their own file formats, cords etc with no real interest in expanding these things beyond Apple products. My earliest experience with this was Apple just refusing to support FLAC files for example. It's just... How they do. Also why I'll never be all in on Apple (really enjoying our iPad 2018 though)
Going all in on USB C is a huge move for Apple, and pretty much seems to be in everyone's best interests.
How is it similar? The port has a similar size but the whole concept is vastly different, is it not?
That sucks. All troubles I ever had with power not coming through etc were fixed by cleaning the port. Never had issues with loose ports.
Mine still works fine. It's just loose. And the port is also super worn down.
Apple is on the board of directors of the USB-IF, and with their adoption of Type C on their Macs and iPads, I wouldn't doubt they had a hand in its development in some part.
Oh yeah asking any company to adopt a slower less capable port is just idiotic. Anyone with half a brain would realise Apple wouldn't do something so ridiculous!I agree completely, I’m not saying that lightning should have been standard. Just that micro usb wasn’t a good cable just because it was standard. I really hope they use usb c because it won’t compromise on the quality. Unlike when people wanted them to use micro usb.
I don't think Lightning cables are actually that shitty quality? It's a pretty standard cable quality.