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Apple abandons lightning port


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Apple has recently announced the release of its iPad Pro with some special features, such as the edge to edge design, Face ID and the new Apple-designed seven-core GPU. But most surprisingly to many Apple consumers is the switch from the lightning port to USB-C, a port for charging most other types of phones.

The addition of this port boasts several new possibilities for the device including in charging the device, giving power to other devices and connecting to external devices or displays.

But sophomore Sami Ramadan is not impressed.

“I think they already have a charger that works, so I don’t really see a point in them doing that besides to make more money because people are going to buy that new charger. Otherwise they’re not going to be able to charge their iPad.” 

The new iPad was released with two products to connect with it: the Smart Keyboard Folio and second generation Apple Pencil.

“The new Smart Keyboard Folio is designed to deliver a great typing experience on a full-size keyboard wherever you need it,” according to Apple’s website. “Its durable, lightweight cover protects both the front and back of your new 11-inch or 12.9 inch iPad Pro.”

The second generation Apple Pencil can magnetically attach to the new iPad Pro and will automatically start charging.

At least on critic found this product impressive.

“By every measure I can think of, these are the best, most powerful, most capable iPads I’ve ever used,” Jeffrey Van Camp said in his “WIRED” review. “They put other tablets to shame.”

By Dylan Maxik

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