Interesting details have surfaced about the upcoming Apple’s upcoming tablets. The new iPad Pro will be slightly smaller in size, have a relocated Smart Connector and no headphone jack.
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iPad Pro will receive a major design overhaul
According to a rumor, the upcoming 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be 247.5 mm long, 178.7 mm wide and 6 mm thick. The current generation of the iPad measures 250.6 mm x 174.1 mm x 6.1 mm with the decrease in thickness being just 0.1 mm.
The 12.9-inch model, on the other hand, will purportedly be 280 mm long, 215 mm wide and 6.4 mm thick, compared to the dimensions of the current model that stand at 305.7 mm x 220.6 mm x 6.9 mm.
The difference in thickness is slightly greater (0.5 mm) in this model.
However, a reduction in dimensions will not affect the display size. The screen of iPad Pro will stay the same size as before thanks to smaller bezels.
Say goodbye to the headphone jack
Mac Otakara also reports that Apple will abandon the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.
This will reduce the thickness of the tablets, improve water-resistance, and free up space for other hardware components.
Moreover, these models will not ship with the standard 3.5mm to lightning headphone jack adapter.
Smart Connector will move to the bottom
In addition, the Smart Connector will move to the bottom right next to the Lightning connector to accommodate vertical-only Face ID. This connector is located on the side in older models.
It is not yet clear how the keyboard will attach to the tablet. The new position of the connector could also render older models of the Smart Keyboard useless.
The new vertical-only Face ID should also be a cause for concern for all iPad aficionados – the reason being the orientation-agnostic nature of the device.
Since you can hold the tablet however you want to, changing the orientation everytime you unlock might prove annoying.
Again, this is just a supply rumor and we hope Apple will scrap these stupid ideas for its upcoming tablet.
(Source – Mac Otakara)