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iPad Air 2020 Has a USB-C Port and That Means Speed and Compatibility

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated September 23, 2021

The days when iPad users were eagerly waiting for Apple to consider changing the Lightning port on the product with a USB-C connection are over, as the iPad Air 2020 has finally arrived with the long-anticipated port type.

Having USB-C connectivity means having fast connections with data transfers that reach rates of up to 5Gbps. For example, photographers who want to move large collections of media files from their cameras to the tablet, that's obviously great.

What the presence of the USB-C port also means is that the new iPad Air can send 4K video feed up to two external monitors, so if you're looking to use your new Apple tablet as a productivity unit, it's up to the task.

Finally, as much as people love the Lightning port for its amazing advantages, having a USB-C port just solves a wide range of compatibility issues. Most of the products out there are using USB-C, so it saves people time and money for adapters. In the end, the advantages of the Lightning port against USB-C are now fewer than ever before.

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