Apple abandon headphone Jack on the new iPad and make them more compact

iPad Pro 2018 model year will retain the diagonal of the display devices of the previous generation, but a more compact housing, reports Japanese resource Mac Otakara, citing industry sources. This will be achieved by reducing the frames around the perimeter of the display of 10.5 – 12.9-inch tablets.

According Mac Otakara, the 10.5-inch model will have the following dimensions: of 247.5 x 178,7 x 6 mm. Where more significant changes will be the older version with a screen diagonal of 12.9 inches. Her dress into the housing 280 x 215 x 6.4 mm. It is a serious reduction in (5 mm laterally 2 cm from the ends), which should have a positive impact on the usability.

The new iPad Pro — the differences

It is also known that this year Apple will continue the tradition started by the iPhone 7, and will abandon the 3.5 mm Jack in branded tablets. As in the case with smartphones, such a decision is forced, as in place of the mini Jack to move the new iPad Smart Connector, which were located above the side face.

Moving Smart Connector on the bottom end means that the docking of a new generation of tablets with keyboard will occur in a vertical orientation. Hardly this decision will add to the convenience of the interaction with the tablet, but it is possible that the sources that are referenced by Mac Otakara, made a mistake in the wording.

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