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Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad

30 July 2018

A new report has surfaced which claims that the upcoming iPad Pro lineup is not only going to be slightly smaller than its predecessor but will also ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Macotakara points to information provided by an Apple supplier to back up its claims. Apple has managed to reduce the footprint of the tablet by about 10% overall to fit the larger 12.9-inch display into a smaller body.

Citing sources in Apple's supply chain, Japanese site Mac Otakara reports that both the upcoming iPad Pro models will see their dimensions shrink. Meaning, the iPads 2018 will be nearly bezel-less and leave the thick borders on the sides. The iPhones are 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch respectively. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is said to measure 280mm tall, 215mm wide, and 6.4mm thick, compared to the current measurements of 305.7mm x 220.6mm x 6.9mm. The images showed the X Plus in Silver color while the images of the 6.1-inch variant were in Space Gray. However, it is important to note that the upcoming iPhones will come with the 3.5mm headphone jack, this is what the rumours say. In addition, the Smart Connectors will reportedly all move to the "lower rear side" of the device.

Leaker of phone-related things, Ben Geskin, has shared dummy model photos of the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones, which Apple is rumored to launch in the fall. Rumours have previously pointed out at a device with slimmer bezels and the possible inclusion of the FaceID from the iPhone X. Now though, the latest report by Japan's Macotakara sheds some light in this regards. This means the users will be able to unlock their iPads just by looking at the screen of the device.

Apple has been thought to be working with Japan Display on this type of tech for quite some time but this would be the first model iPhone to actually benefit from the tech.

Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad