Apple Will Reportedly Ditch the Headphone Jack on the 2018 iPad Pro Models

According to a new report from Japanese site Mac Otakara, Apple will reportedly ditch the headphone jack in its upcoming iPad Pro models.

The headphone jack removal rumour was backed up further by a claim in the report that Apple will no longer be bundling the Lightning to 3.5mm adapters. The company might be hoping to make a quick transition to wireless technology, pushing the sales of its AirPods even further.

Both the 10.5 and 12.9-inch models will reportedly also shrink in dimensions, with the smaller version going from 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 millimetres to 247.5 x 178.7 x 6 millimetres and the larger version will go from 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 millimetres to 280 x 215 x 6.4 millimetres.

These dimension changes line up with multiple rumours that suggest Apple will bring an edge-to-edge display to the iPad Pro lineup, similar to the display on the iPhone X.

The report also claimed that the new iPad Pros will adopt Face ID, which is something that has been asserted repeatedly. In addition, the Smart Connectors will reportedly all move to the “lower rear side” of the device.

[via MacRumors]

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