Apple to announce thinner iPad Pro without a headphone jack

Next iPad Pro to lose the headphone jack.

Apple is gearing up to unveil the hardware refresh of the iPad Pro line later this year. We’ve been reporting for weeks that the Cupertino-based giant will introduce two sizes of the iPad Pro, both with significantly slimmer bezels and without a Home Button compared with the current models. Slashleaks is now adding the information that the new iPad Pro, in its 10.5-inch variant, will have a thickness of just 5.86 mm, down from the 6.1 mm on the current model.

While the Apple is making each model thinner and slicker, not everyone would welcome such a change, especially when the new model loses a major hardware feature. In this case – the headphone jack. You’ve heard it right. Next-gen iPad Pro won’t have the 3.5mm headphone jack, and you should either use the adapter, or buy new wireless headphones.

Slashgear shares the exact measurements of the iPad Pro. The small version (10.5-11 inch screen) will be 178.52mm (7 inch) wide and 247.64 mm (9.7 inch) tall, while the larger model (12.9′) will measure in at 280.7 x 215 x 6.4 mm.

Apple has both re-designed and improved the next iPad Pro models. In addition to a slimmer profile and a more elegant look, the tablet will have Face ID sensors integrated into the top bezel. It may have an USB Type-C port, support for Apple Pencil v.2, and new A12X processor. There is no information on when Apple will unveil the new iPad Pro 2018 models, but this is likely to happen at the end of October in Cupertino.

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