There's no doubt that the iPad is a competent piece of kit, but it has limitations that mean it can't do some things that laptop users take for granted. But iOS 13 adds a new killer feature that allows it to compete directly with laptops and tablets.
iOS finally gets built-in support for flash drives.
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iOS 13 sees the Files app get a massive revamp, adding much-requested features such as native support for ZIP files, folder-sharing via iCloud Drive, support for SMB file sharing, local storage, and support for flash drives and SD cards.
There's also support for importing photos directly from a camera into Lightroom.
This makes the iPad even more attractive to creative types, and enterprise/business users who still use flash drives to store work.
Is this a feature that you want on the iPad, or have you totally given up on flash drives? Let me know!