Because of its USB 2.0 speed cap, the USB-C port is just as slow as the Lightning connector on the iPad 9th generation.
Apple’s latest 10th-Gen iPad finally gave the company’s budget tablet a new look and a USB-C port (although the Lightning-equipped 9th-Gen iPad is still available).
The USB-C port isn’t perfect, though.
The USB-C port on the 10th-Gen iPad is slower than other USB-C iPads, in addition to not supporting the first-generation Apple Pencil, which is oddly the only Apple Pencil that works with that model.
The Verge mentioned as much in its review of the new iPad, and a “Max Tech” YouTube video (via MacRumors) exemplifies this as well.