Recent reports indicate that Apple’s last remaining headphone jack is set to be phased out on any iOS and iPadOS device still on sale later this year when the 10th generation iPad launches.
According to the allegations I have obtained MySmartPrice From an accessory manufacturer, the 10th generation iPad will feature a new, slightly slimmer design with flat edges and a bumper for the rear camera. The report reiterated several existing rumors about the 10th generation iPad, including a larger screen, a USB-C port, an A14 Bionic chip, 5G support, and more.
It appears, along with these design changes, that Apple is also planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the device, with no indication of a headphone jack on the device. As Apple moved the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and more recently the iPad mini to a more consistent design, it removed the headphone hack.
Apple began removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack from its iOS and iPadOS devices with the iPhone 7 in 2017. The last iPhone with a headphone jack, the first generation iPhone SE, was discontinued in 2018, and the last iOS device with a headphone jack The seventh generation iPod was discontinued earlier this year. With the release of the sixth-generation iPad mini last year, the entry-level iPad became the only remaining iPad model with a headphone jack.
If the offers prove correct, the launch of the 10th generation iPad will mark the end of the headphone jack on any new iOS and iPadOS devices. Apple is expected to announce the 10th generation iPad along with new iPad Pro models with the M2 chip later this year. BloombergMark Gorman recently reported that Apple is planning to release iPadOS 16 to the public in October, so it’s likely that the new 10th generation iPad and iPad Pro models will be unveiled in October as well.