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I agree with @Marvin, the "reality" in this case is in reference to XR - the catch all term for spatial experiences including augmented, virtual, and mixed reality.
dick applebaum said:
I didn't know that you could charge a 12.9 iPad Pro using USB 3.1 through the Lightning port (I don't have any USB 3.1 devices or chargers).
I compared the Lightening and USB 3 pinouts and appears to me that the Lightening port cannot take advantage of all USB 3 capabilities.
My AppleTV does have a USB 3 port -- and it appears to be slightly thicker than a lightening port ...
To me, It would make more sense, at least on the iPad Pros, to replace the Lightening Port with a full featured USB 3 port & 3.1 support if there aren't other issues like power requirements, etc. That way, for example, you could use the iPad Pro on a Mac instead of a Wacom tablet.
I suspect that IBM will pressure Apple to include a USB 3.1 port on the new iPads.
One problem with a single port on the device, be it USB or Lightening, is that you can't do 2 things at once -- say, charge your device and use wired headphones or transfer data.
.... this is not true. Apple in the past has circumvented this issue by creating a dongle that extends the singular input port into a power + port output. This was done on the 30-Pin for including HDMI output plus power and also for lightening to HDMI + lightening ( http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter?fnode=97 ). another example of this port expansion can be found in apple USB-C digital AV multiport adapter for the new Macbook. ( http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1K2AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter?fnode=8b )