This means that there will be a switch from Lightning to USB-C for the iPad Pro. That would be a massive change for an iOS device. A memo from analyst Kuo does not suggest that this is simply a change from USB-A Lightning to USB-C Lightning but instead an actual port change on the iPad itself.
While the tame Apple press claims this will be a “boon for productivity” clearly they have not thought it through.
A USB-C port makes sense for connecting peripherals. But if the rumours are true that this year’s iPad Pros don’t have headphone jacks, this is bizarre.
Someone with a Mac, iPhone, and iPad would need three different headphone adapters because Jobs’ Mob can’t make up its mind.