The iPad Pro quietly gained a new capability in iOS 9.3 beta 2: German developer Stefan Wolfrum tweeted that the device can now update the firmware in devices attached to the Smart Connector. He was offered, and able to complete, a firmware update to his Logitech Create keyboard.
Firmware updates of accessories usually need you to connect them to a Mac, but as the Smart Connector is unique to the iPad Pro, it’s likely this fact that prompted the new capability …
The move also helps support Tim Cook’s contention that, for many people, an iPad Pro could be a complete replacement for a PC.
The second public beta of iOS 9.3 was released yesterday, adding Night Shift mode, an updated Control Center and more.