7 Support for More File Types
This is one of the biggest things hampering the iPad Pro’s ability to be a viable alternative for a computer: it can’t read generic external storage. That means, unfortunately, you can’t plug in any USB-C flash drive and edit a document. This has long been a limitation of iOS.
But if the iPad Pro is going to become a serious PC competitor, that limitation needs to dealt with before the next round of iPad hardware updates. Apple must do away with the restrictions on file types and make the Files app able to read and open a variety of files in external media. Until then, the iPad Pro won’t be able to replace computer entirely.