Say goodbye to the 3.5mm Apple iPad Pro headphone jack, reports say
The Apple iPad Pro is against the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Ah, the headphone jack; such a source of pleasure for those wanting to listen to their devices by using compatible headphones.
Now, a Japanese manufacturing company is dishing out the scoop that the iPad Pro is undergoing design changes this year that may include the removing 3.5 mm headphone jack in favour of Bluetooth audio.
*Remember the iPhone 7 and the uproar it caused when they took away the headphone jack
Other design change rumours include a possible shrinkage to make the Pro more compact. The 10.5-inch model is currently 250.6mm x 174.1mm x 6.1mm, with the new model rumoured to be 247.5mm x 178.7mm x 6mm.
The 12.5-inch Pro is also rumoured to be shrinking from 305.7mm x 220.6mm x 6.9mm down to just 280mm x 215mm x 6.4mm.
Headphone jack off, FaceID on
Besides the changes in design features, the supply chain rumour also divulge about a possible plan for Apple to include FaceID on its latest tablet models.
Rumours suggest that FaceID won’t work in landscape mode so the lighting connector and smart connectors for a keyboard could shift to the bottom of the iPad, making it more compatible with vertical mode.
This is a tad strange, as iPads are mostly used for web designers and artists who usually opt for landscape mode.
For now these are all rumours, you’ll have to wait until September to get the true scoop.
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