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WSJ says that Apple may be considering USB 3.0 port on the “iPad Pro”; 12 ″ MacBook Air due to launch in the second quarter

In a new closed subscriber story published today, the Wall Street Journal agreed with what the Bloomberg said yesterday: the production of 12.9-inch iPad should start only in the second semester.

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However the WSJ brought more: according to vehicle sources, Apple would be considering adding one or more USB 3.0 ports to this “iPad Pro” – thus facilitating data transfer, including through the connection of external hard drives with the tablet. The interface would also allow, for example, the connection of a USB keyboard (or mouse ?!).

Apple’s “people familiar with the plans” also said it was working on a way to speed up the recharging of this iPad’s battery.

In the same article, the WSJ talked about the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display. Although suppliers have already started production of the new notebook, it is expected to be launched in the second quarter. Thus, it is not clear whether the announcement could take place at next Monday’s event or perhaps around June, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015.

[via[viaMacRumors: 1, 2]