New iPad Pro Lineup Might Ditch The Headphone Jack

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Falling in line with the iPhone X, the next gen iPad will have Face ID, altering the design in ways that can be identified within the leaked specifications.

The new crop of iPad Pros is expected to flaunt much thinner bezels and do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack, but they may have another interesting surprise in store for us - a redesigned and repositioned Smart Connector. The site claims Face ID on the iPad Pro will only work in portrait mode though, which doesn't make much sense at all. It will use an LCD panel, which is reportedly causing trouble, the other new iPhones will go with AMOLED screens.

An iPad with Face ID, no physical home button, and slim bezels, has been rumored for quite some time now. Meanwhile the 12.9-inch model will be trimmed even more to 280mm tall, 215mm wide, and 6.4mm thick (down from 305.7mm x 220.6mm x 6.9mm). Several changes introduced in iOS 12 for iPads, including a host of gestures ripped straight from the iPhone X, seem to corroborate the many reports claiming that a bezel-less iPad with gesture-based interface is coming. 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. To combat this, the report hints that Apple may be shifting the Smart Connectors to the bottom of the tablet, near to the Lightning port.

The upcoming iPad Pro is said to receive a shrinking treatment when compared to the previous model. However, the FaceID system will only be able to scan faces in the vertical mode - no support for landscape face detection.

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.

After the unveiling of the iPhone X last September, we've all been excited to see what changes Apple will make to this year's iPad Pro lineup.



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