Running iOS 13 from an iPad Pro as a desktop computer core
I didn’t want to do a whole blog post about this, so I’m just here fishing for opinions and questions about my setup. Currently running iOS 13 beta 2 on my iPad Pro, 12.9” 1TB. It is connected via USB C cable to an LG ultrafine display, which is wired to a Magic Trackpad, magic keyboard, and external 1TB drive. When i plug my ipad into this cable, the mouse pointer shows up on screen and the hard drive boots up in files. Keyboard shortcuts work as expected and all is well.
This dynamic already kinda existed before, except i would navigate via keyboard and touch, and no drive was connected. Now with one cable, my ipad acts as a powerful computer core and creates this desktop setup where i can write, research, play games, and edit photos all naturally. Some beta bugs persist, but overall feels much more stable than beta 1.
Would love to answer any questions about the set up or specific use cases. I have been using ipad as my primary machine for over two years, it acts as my tablet, laptop, and now desktop. The updates apple presented in iPadOS just strengthen this devices utility in every use case and form factor. Very excited to get some third party apps taking advantage of the new features.
[Here is an image of my set up](https://imgur.com/gallery/L5kMiRZ), please excuse my cable management, its all in flux while I’m testing different connections. And dont worry, the mac is mostly just for show, I used it once this last month and that was to install beta profiles. Lol