I was looking at the new iPad Airs on the Apple website. Listed with "What's in the box" is a Lightning to USB cable. Is that to be used for data transfer? One of the things that has had me hesitant about getting an iPad is I have a bunch of files (.pages and other types) on my "too old to access The Cloud" Core 2 Duo iMac that I'd like to have access to on my iPad (should I get one). So, would the aforementioned cable allow me to transfer files directly from my iMac to a new iPad? It was my understanding from a previous trip to an Apple store that there was no way to directly transfer files from an Apple computer to an iPad (this was an iPad generation or two ago).
I could find nothing on the Apple website that mentions what the Lightning to USB cable is to be used for. Is it for charging via USB? Is it for plugging into accessories? Can it be used for data transfer?