Twitter user Giulio Zompetti who collects Apple devices published In his account, pictures of a prototype of the first iPad equipped with two charging connectors. These images confirm rumors that Apple planned to equip the original iPad with two 30-pin connectors, one located under the Home button and the other on the left side of the case.
Zompetti explained that Apple originally planned to use a “dual docking system” in its first tablet. Presumably, it would work in much the same way as other dual-socket devices in this category, allowing you to connect additional accessories like a keyboard.
The dual-slot system appears to have been designed to support parallel charging as well. In addition, having two connectors would provide more flexibility for connecting to other devices such as external hard drives or card readers via an appropriate adapter that is compatible with the 30-pin connector.
It is worth noting that images of prototypes of the first generation iPad equipped with two connectors have been published several times on the Internet. In addition, the information that Apple patented the iPad with two connectors has also been known for a long time. Despite this, all existing iPads are equipped with one connector for data transfer and recharging.
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