iPad Air 4 to go USB-C, next iPad mini to keep Lightning

The news: Apple is transitioning another iPad model to USB-C later this year, according to Macotakara (67.4% accurate).

  • The next iPad Air is (finally) getting a USB-C port
  • But the next iPad mini is sticking with Lightning

Our take: It would be great if every port on every device switched to USB-C overnight…but we know that will never happen. At least Apple isn’t restricting USB-C to Pro iPads only.