The Camera Connection Kit for the iPad is said to allow USB camera connections to the tablet, but not any other devices. A rumor has popped up today that says it might actually allow a bit more functionality than that. According to Create Digital Music, the USB camera kit will support USB audio devices and interfaces. The information is based on this exchange on an Apple mailing list from Apple software engineering manager Bill Stewart.
This is potentially exciting for musicians, as it means the iPad could be used as a controller or capture device, assuming they don’t need any special drivers to handle the hardware.