Apple has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack from its entire line of iPhones and all but the entry-level iPads. Perhaps the last bastion will fall soon: in new renderings, the device lacks a classic interface – the image was published by the resource MySmartPrice.
According to MySmartPrice, the renders were obtained from an accessory manufacturer that prepares cases for the 10th generation iPad. The appearance of the device has not changed much in recent years: in 2017, the diagonal of the screen was slightly increased, and the technical part evolved from generation to generation. It seems that the turn of the fundamental changes has come: the front and back become flat, like many other devices of the brand line. However, trusting unofficial sources unconditionally is also not worth it.
The image shows the traditional budget version of the button on the front, meaning the top and bottom bezels remain as large as they are now. It is reported that the screen will be larger than the current 10.2-inch model and the main camera module will be made in the style of iPhone X. Finally, a USB-C port is marked at the bottom, completing the transition to this for the entire iPad line. And the quartet of speakers on the device’s body is a bit embarrassing – so far such a luxury has only existed on the top-end iPad Pro, and it would be surprising if the entry-level models had better sound than the iPad Air and Mini.
Finally, it should be noted that the basic iPad is widely used in educational institutions in a number of countries, and parents and educators will hardly be happy if they cannot connect cheap headphones to the tablets. Maybe Apple still offers them adapters. The announcement of a new generation of devices is expected for this fall.