As the release date for the new iPad Pro series is approaching, a series of rumors has been surfacing on the internet.
The latest rumor claims that the new tablet designed by Apple will be so thin that the headphone jack will be removed, as it will simply not fit due to its size.
The rumor was started by a credible source on Twitter and the source has been proved accurate in the case of the iPhone XS range. One of the available sources has also claimed that the thickness will be around 5.9 mm, shedding to millimeters in comparison to the 6,1mm thickness of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Leaked renders have also shown a design that lacked the headphone jack, and the suggested 5.85 thickness further reinforces the claim.
Plus and minus
While the rumors are popular, there is no reason to mourn or celebrate the removal of the headphone jack just yet. If it’s true, it would be the first Apple tablet without the beloved port. Since multiple generations of iPhones have done well without the jack, it is only a matter of time until the new iPad series will receive the same treatment, as the company looks forward to the future.
Some sources also believe that the new iPad series will sport slimmer bezels and Apple may include the popular FaceID into the mix.
A prediction by a well-known Chinese analyst claims that Apple will drop its proprietary Lighting ports in the favor of USB-C. The move will allow the development of better batteries, while third-party accessory support will also bloom, as companies will race to be licensed by Apple in order to offer accessories. If the move is successful, the 2019 iPhone series may also make the transition.
The decision may also come due to a recent decision by EU regulators, but it remains to be seen if it will happen.
The new iPad Pro should be revealed towards the end of October.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.