[Rumour] Apple To Drop Headphone Jack On Upcoming Smaller iPad Pro

So far, we have already heard a lot about the three iPhones that Apple is prepping up to launch at its keynote event this year, but, not much is known about the upcoming iPads. The same report also says that the new tablets will be smaller, and Apple will introduce FaceID albeit only in portrait mode.

Japanese rumour mill Macotakara has leaked supposed dimensions, design features and Face ID functionality for the next iPad Pro release. The 10.5-inch model is said to measure 247.5mm (H) x 178.7mm (W) x 6mm (T), which is more compact when compared to the current iPad Pro's 250.6mm x 174.1mm x 6.1mm.

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. Apple is working with Japan Display to produce these full-screen LCD panels with a new generation touch sensor as well. Rumours have previously pointed out at a device with slimmer bezels and the possible inclusion of the FaceID from the iPhone X. Now though, the latest report by Japan's Macotakara sheds some light in this regards.

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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.

As September comes closer, new reports about Apple's iPhone and iPad devices are surfacing. As per the report, the setup would be made so as to make it easy for it to recognize faces in landscape orientation. Obviously the fact that it killed off cheaper better headphones from rivals didn't enter into it. Apple can't be facing the same space constraints in the iPad Pro.

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. For now, we'll have to wait to find out more.

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