New Apple’s iPad Pro not just ditched the home button but also it also enabled a switch from cthe ompany’s proprietary lightning connector to a more common USB-C connector. With the help of that USB-C connection, you can use a huge variety of accessories with iPad including external monitors too.
Apple made this announcement during the launch of iPad Pro. It is not as easy to access as it may appear.
It is not really a new feature
With the help of an HDMI adapter, it has always been easy to mirror your iPad’s display to an external monitor.
The newly launched iPad Pro makes it much easier to do so. Thanks to its new USB-C port. It makes it possible to work with the monitor that is having a resolution up to 5K.
What would you require
Not all of the USB-C are equally created. For instance- the new iPad Pro doesn’t support Thunderbolt 3 displays even though the connector looks identical to USB-C connector.
It uses the Displayport standard but needs a high-speed cable to output at 5K resolutions. Apple suggests some other cable as a means to unlock the full throughput.
There is an excellent example of how difficult it is to navigate what will work and when will it work. LG’s Ultrafine 5K Display relies on Thunderbolt 3 and won’t work with iPad Pro.
If the monitor has USB-C to USB-C connection, you will be able to connect directly to iPad Pro with the appropriate cable
For all other monitors, you will require a proper adapter.
Some of the monitors will also give power to iPad Pro.
How does the app behave
For most of the parts, connecting iPad Pro to monitor will mirror the display of your iPad. Whatever you see on the iPad is what you see on the monitor. Some of the apps can do more with the second screen.
While using the iMovie, you can either have an editing screen shown on a monitor or you can choose to have projects output displayed on the screen by selecting the external display button. In the photos section, pictures are being presented with a black background on the external monitor. When a video is being played, it is only shown on the monitor.
Other apps such as Adobe’s Lightroom don’t give the option to choose what is shown where. It instead shows the edited photo on external display all times.