There’s a risk that Apple’s refreshed entry-level iPad may take away the three.5mm headphone jack.
Whereas the tech large has ditched the bodily headphone port from its iPhone, the iPad Air, the iPad Pro and even the iPad mini, it’s caught round within the entry-level iPad. In keeping with MySmartPrice, that’s set to alter with an upcoming Tenth-gen redesign.
Together with extra squared-off edges that transfer the pill’s aesthetic in step with the vast majority of Apple’s product lineup, CAD renders sourced from a case maker point out that the brand new pill gained’t characteristic a bodily headphone port. Apple’s entry-level iPad has featured the identical design since roughly 2017.
As at all times, it’s essential to strategy CAD-based leaks (and any hearsay for that matter) with an air of skepticism. Nonetheless, given almost all of Apple’s iPhones and iPads have eliminated the headphone jack, it’s not stunning to see the corporate additionally take away it from its lowest-end pill.
Primarily based on these CAD designs, the base-level iPad will nonetheless characteristic sizable bezels surrounding its 10.2-inch display and a bodily dwelling button. The pill can also be switching to USB-C, identical to each different iPad in Apple’s pill lineup.
It’s unlikely the transfer to kill off the headphone jack within the iPad will go over properly, given the pill’s schooling focus and its recognition with mother and father/youthful kids. Positive, you could possibly pop in a USB-C-3.5mm adapter and proceed utilizing wired headphones, however that’s simply one other accent to maintain observe of. Additional, it’s unlikely Apple will decide to incorporate one within the new entry-level iPad’s field.
Apple will possible launch the Tenth-gen iPad this fall.