Doing a top job?
However, neither of these design issues impact its ability to fit into the exact same pouches or bag pockets that an iPad Pro currently occupies.
So neither is a practical impediment to
itself for an iPhone. Note that this isn’t the equivalent of a USB-C connection on a MacBook — it can’t be used for as many purposes. So you can’t just stick something in and transfer whatever’s on it onto the iPad. It seems to still depend on whether there’s an app on the iPad that will open it up. There’s also a newly designed Apple Pencil (sold separately at €135). The biggest improvement is that it’s magnetic and attaches to the side of the iPad, whence it immediately begins to charge.
This is a big upgrade on the last Pencil charging system which meant awkwardly sticking the device into the Lightning port and leaving it hanging out. But it also has more sensors in it. The most practical benefit to these is that you can now tap the side of the Pencil to change its function (to an eraser, for example).