The new iPad Air might well drop the Lightning port and come with a USB-C connection instead. A report from Japanese tech site Mac Otakara reports that the next 4th generation of Apple‘s tablet is coming with a USB-C connector instead of the traditional one. The speculation also claims the new iPad Air will take a lot of design influence from the iPad Pro.
In terms of actual design, the iPad Pro has smaller bezels and a more significant screen-to-body ratio than other models. So, based on this information, we could assume that the new iPad Air will probably look like an iPad Pro but smaller.
So will the new iPad Air and the USB-C connection be the shape of things to come?
Although the iPad Mini appears to be sticking with the Lightning connector, it’s only a matter of time until Apple phases it out and embraces USB-C. The MacBook range has already moved to USB-C, iPads are in transition. Effectively, the new iPad Air adopting USB-C and ditching the Lightning connector is out, and the USB-C is in trend.