New IPad and the headphones jack?

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  1. appledestiny macrumors newbie

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    What's everyones guess? Will the new IPad have one?
     
  2. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. New iPad is expected to be ever so slightly thicker than the Air 2 so there would be a very weird reason for it not to have a headphone jack.
     
  3. appledestiny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Well the rumour is that the next iPhone isn't going to have one instead using the lightning port along with an adapter to use headphones. If this is the case in reality it's not inconceivable that iPad won't either. We will just have to wait and see next week when if Apple decides to announce a new iPad and what it's specifications and features will be. Eliminating the headphone port means a reduction in cost which may not be much per device but on a big scale could amount to a lot.
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Nothing has suggested that the next iPad won't have a traditional headphone jack.
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    On the same basis nothing has suggested it definitely will. Nothing has been confirmed and we will probably find out on Monday.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If Apple decides to try to get rid of it on the phone, they will need to follow through and get rid of it everywhere. If the next iPad comes out before the new iPhone which seems likely it may keep it for one generation, but the next one will drop it.
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Quite possibly. However if the next iPhone doesn't have a headphone jack then I doubt the following iPad model if not the up coming one won't either. Just like with the lightning port they will in all likely hood want to stay consistent. Personally I'm not bothered about the headphone jack as I use bluetooth headphones exclusively now on my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro.
     
  9. augustya macrumors 68000

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    Which Brand are these Bluetooth headphones ? Just out of curiosity ?
     
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    I think in this case, the absence of evidence or even rumour to the contrary suggests that it will follow the status quo. Changing that stays quo with regards to headphones seems like something that is far more likely to happen with the iPhone for a number of reasons. For one, that's what all the rumours suggest. Second, the iPad will almost certainly be thick/large enough to accommodate a the jack, so there's no reason not to include it. Third, and perhaps most important, since iPads don't come with earbuds, it would be pretty dumb to use one to launch the new headphone standard. Most of the people who buy the new iPad will then have to buy new Bluetooth headphones, and unless Apple is launching those too or lightning connecting ones (no signs that they are before the fall) people will have to buy 3rd party.

    None of that makes any sense. I would say there's virtually no chance that Apple is ditching the headphone jack before the iPhone 7. New hardware features almost always appear on the phones first. ie. Lightning port, Retina display, touchID, 3D Touch.
     
  12. augustya macrumors 68000

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    But getting rid of the Headphone Jack on the iPad will make it super slim and light weight that would be a welcome thing !
     
  13. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how people wear on-ear headphones. I have a pair of Sennheiser corded headphones that I love. May have to look at their over-ear Bluetooth/noise cancelling headphones. Nearly $500 is a bit to stomach though.
     
  14. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    How?

    Google external 3.5 preamps. Juicedlink would be one I should be picking up today at the post office. Others exists, research them if so desired. These can have some size and bulk to them. This tech is not in ipad, nor MBP. The amp circuitry in them are not at this level. it won't lose a lot of weight nor get much thinner really.

    Phone this was being done to as I read it to give it a more waterproof aspect. Dubious of this as wondering what some good ole salt water will do to connection but time will tell. Best some can hope for is Apple has pro diving electronics consultants locked under air tight NDA to show them a good way to do this.

    Only need 1 device to this and not seeing ipad be a great underwater device. tbh if new iphone if true and like this not good enough I'd say go pro or similar really. Nice housing removable to wash separately. Much easier cleanup really. I know from beach landscape work even sea spray from ocean slapping seawalls makes post shooting PM cleanup on camera gear (lens and body) fun. that's just sea spray.
     
  15. augustya macrumors 68000

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    For now there will be a phone jack but it's days are numbered
     
  17. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Usually Apple gets rid of stuff when they introduce something to replace it with. Since it wasn't replaced when Lightning became a thing, I seriously doubt it's going anywhere unless they also plan on dropping Lightning for something like USB-C. Which means the iPad would have nothing to lose.
     

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