In April, Apple is scheduled to announce a slew of new gadgets, including the iPad Pro, iPad Nano, and the AirTags object tracker. Of course, there’s a lot of excitement and rumors about the forthcoming iPad Pro refresh and the updates it’ll bring, with a Mini-LED display and mmWave 5G connectivity being two of the most important improvements. But there might be another big surprise in store. Also, there are reports saying that Apple will retain Thunderport Port in the forthcoming iPad Pro 2021.
Today, the 2020 iPad Pro has a USB Type-C port, which is nearly similar to a modern Thunderbolt port (except for the lightning logo). However, there is a significant distinction. A Thunderbolt port performs all of the functions of a USB-C port, but at a much quicker pace. All are faster, whether it’s charging or data transfer. Furthermore, it is designed primarily for driving high-resolution models and transmitting large video signals.
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The Thunderbolt 3 port on the latest M1 MacBook Pro, for example, has a potential data transmission capacity of 40 gigabits per second. It could also support an external monitor with a resolution of up to 6K and a refresh rate of 60Hz. If the 2021 iPad Pro refresh has a Thunderbolt port, the iPad Pro’s reputation as a serious computing device would skyrocket.
The A-series chip within it is said to be as strong as the M1 silicon used in the latest Macs, so you won’t be short on processing speed. However, it’s unknown if Apple will handle all sizes equally, or whether the larger 12.9-inch variant will be the only one with a Thunderbolt socket.
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