With the introduction of iPad Pro, Apple introduced a new Smart Connector technology, so that accessories manufacturers third-party accessories to seamless integration with Apple devices. Last week, Fast Company released a report that, in the first iPad Pro launched two years later, the real use of Smart Connector technology accessories are not many. Apple is trying to make more parts manufacturers in its products using Smart Connector technology.
The report pointed out that most of the parts manufacturers do not use Smart Connector technology, because of its longer connection time and higher cost, and said Bluetooth is a more viable alternative. Apple said that now there are a number of companies in the Smart Connector accessories research and development. As for when the product officially put into the market, is still unknown.
The previously released news shows that smartphones from Essential Products and Red Digital Cinema Camera Company will use a new connector mechanism. The company's engineers are developing a connector that acts as a source of charge and as a function of the phone. This kind of magnetic connector will also allow Essential, or even a third party to create hardware accessories. As a result, it will provide additional functionality for this smartphone. Some people call it a "module accessory system." The picture from Essential shows that it will be able to support 360 Panoramic camera modular accessories while also ensuring that other accessories are working properly.
Does this mean that Apple will also improve their Smart Connector in this direction? Introduced back-style smart connector, while connecting the camera accessories can also be connected to other accessories? Do you want Apple's Smart Connector to have this feature?