Yesterday was a new big day for Apple. Through a press release, it presented its new range of iPad as well as the new Apple TV. It is something that has been rumored for a few weeks now and finally it happened. Among the novelties we find the new generation of standard iPad, the new generation of iPad Pro and a new keyboard called Magic Keyboard Folio. One of the novelties of the new generation of iPad it is the complete removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack that has accompanied the product since its inception. With this, Apple completes the transition to the definitive suppression of this connector in its tablets.
iPad say goodbye to 3.5mm headphones
The 3.5mm headphone jack is the so-called ‘3.5 jack’. It has been in many Apple products for a while now with the integration of its Lightning connector. We are seeing a clear drift towards the disappearance of this last connector to include USB-C. However, what concerns us today is the complete removal of all remaining 3.5mm headphone jacks with the arrival of the new generation.
It is the case of 10th generation iPad. This is the standard model Apple has redesigned it closer to the design of the rest of the models: the iPad Air and the iPad Pro. Thanks to this, this design covers all current models except for the 9th generation of the standard model that is still on the market and has the previous design.
The new iPad 10 debuts design and USB-C
The novelty of this new 10th generation is the 3.5mm headphone jack removal. Until now, the standard model had always carried this connector. This is good news because it puts an end to the cable helmets with this connector to make way for wireless headphones or headphones with a USB-C connector. In case we have 3.5mm headphones we will have to buy a USB-C adapter to be able to use them.
Therefore, Apple sells all its models without a headphone jack except the 9th generation the standard model. The next thing, and a little further from this topic, is that the big apple will eliminate all Lightning connectors from its products, especially iPhones, to comply with European regulations and, above all, to finalize the homogenization of chargers.