Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad

Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad

Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad

Apple's budget iPhone 9 or the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will come with a'Full Active' LCD display.

The report even goes on to mention that Apple will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPad Pro, following suite of the trend from its iPhone lineup. The same report also says that the new tablets will be smaller, and Apple will introduce FaceID albeit only in portrait mode.

Of course, Apple could place Smart Connectors on both the bottom and the side of the device so that we can choose which orientation we prefer, but that seems unlikely. It looks like Apple plans to retain the notch on the new iPhones.

These adjustments won't include any changes to the display sizes, meaning they would allow the same screen dimensions to fit on a smaller sized device, especially in the case of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The end result is that the upcoming iPad Pro will have smaller bezels all around; this unfortunately also results in the removal of the audio jack for the large iPad. In addition, the Smart Connectors will reportedly all move to the "lower rear side" of the device.

Japanese rumour mill Macotakara has leaked supposed dimensions, design features and Face ID functionality for the next iPad Pro release. Well, according to the report, the company might get rid of the Home button and instead offer the FaceID tech that came with the iPhone X.

Do note that these are rumours from an unreliable source, which means chances of the iPad Pro resembling anything like the concept device from the report could be zero. It could also make Face ID work in landscape mode, which would solve a big problem. With the days counting down until an official Apple announcement we simply don't need to wait much longer until we see exactly what Apple has in store for the market.

Apple is expected to unveil a new range of iPhones at an event in September, followed by the launch of new iPad Pro models sometime early next year.

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