Why is the iPad Pro Still Water-Vulnerable and Headphone Jacked???

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  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

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    Why does the latest iPad Pro still have a headphone jack? Why is it still not waterproof? And to top it off where is the wireless charging?

    Do you think it will be updated in the fall after the iphones?
     
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  3. gobikerider macrumors 65832

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    Why on earth does a tablet device need to be waterproof and wireless charging really, might as well ask why MacBooks don't have wireless charging either.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Jun 10, 2017
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    Why would the iPad need to be waterproof? Specifically, for what reasons?

    Apple could have retained the 3.5 mm Jack on the iPad, as it's more of a stationary device for watching movies and other forms of media. Also, some use 'Splitters' with
    the 3.5 mm Jack, so multiple people can use headphones and watch other forms of media/movies in or music.

    The iPad is not going have wireless charging before the iPhone. Not to mention, the restrictions with wireless charging with a larger device such as the iPad.

    Why would the iPads be updated in the fall after the iPhone, when they just updated earlier in the week?
     
  5. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    I personally don't have a need to submerge my iPad in water, but I do want to plug my headphones into it.

    Same goes for my iPhone.
     
  6. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    These things have nothing to do with one another.
     
  7. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    My iPad Air 2 is obviously splash proof,and as long as it won't get affected by a little beer spill,I don't bother.
    I almost never use my iPad in environments where it could get drowned in water anyway.
     
  8. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    People are less likely to accidentally drop an iPad down the toilet
     
  9. nutriousmitten macrumors regular

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    I got back into the tablet game a few years back when the Sony Xperia Tablet Z came out. Wife had an IPad but I had clunky android tablets, until this Z which was feather light and waterproof/submersible. It then got stolen. Always thought about the Tablet Z2, but instead went the Nexus route.

    So, no reason not to be water proof (proof is not the correct term,but you get the gist), unless it is the metal iPad case?

    Wireless charging and fast charging especially are more suited to a phone than a tablet.
     
  10. Alrescha, Jun 11, 2017
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    Apple removed the headphone jack in the iPhone in order to gain some space. They hardly need to do that on an iPad Pro. Why would they remove features for no reason?

    A.
     
  11. Bravia3d macrumors member

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    Why doesn't the iPad Pro massage me while I sit at Starbucks?
     
  12. danny842003 macrumors 6502

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    Nobody is going to put my phone in a pint in the pub for lols.
    Plenty of people still use headphones and there isn't a shortage of space.
     
  13. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Been doing research. There are several iPad cases that makes iPads waterproof,the one I looked at the most,was a case called yachtsman,which can,with the right apps installed,turn any iPad into a naval chart plotter. It's supposed to be waterproof to 50 meters,and it also has foam padding that makes it float. Of course,I'm not sure it's available everywhere,was in a Swedish gadget store.
     
  14. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I keep laughing every time someone asks if there will me new iPads released this fall. The answer is no.
     
  15. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    A lot of people here don't live in high humidity climates like Florida.

    I have had iPhones fail due to what the Genius's assumed was humidity entering into the charging port. The phones would display a message informing me that the accessory that was plugged in isn't compatible with iPhone, even though nothing was plugged into the phone.

    This is just one reason water resistance is good for all electronics as you don't have to spill anything on the devices for moisture to seep into them.
     
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    I live right on the water in Jacksonville and never had a problem.
     
  17. frou macrumors regular

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    So that Jony Ive has a smile on his face as he falls asleep
     
  18. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Both a 4s and a 3Gs suffered this. I've seen two other phones do the same here. It was attributed to humidity bridging the charging connectors tricking the phone into thinking there was something connected.

    Apple seems to have since then remedied it a little with the lightning port and probably better sealing.
     
  19. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    There is Wireless charging via the SmartConnector or as close as Apple is going to come anytime soon.

    And for the 3.5mm Jack Since Apple failed to add Bluetooth 5.0 even though it is available and out the GalaxyS8 has it. 3.5mm jack still provides the highest quality and clearest Audio capability. 24-bit can't do that with Bluetooth

    Waterproof. Each person may have their own useage requirements. But the closest my iPad gets to water is a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
     
  20. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I got to witness a SouthWest Airlines drink service encounter with a MacBook Pro one aisle in front of me. It didn't end well for the Apple. One of the attendants just flat out spilled a drink onto the laptop.

    What I gather is that the airline was going to reimburse the passenger.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    Go to Disneyworld and see how many people use their iPads as cameras. Simple fact is that iPads are being used in situations that water proofing could be beneficial.

    Schiller made it a point to talk about how Apple has the courage to drop a 100+ year old technology in the iPhone, yet for the iPhone and Macs we still have it. Seems very inconsistent to me.
     
  22. danny842003 macrumors 6502

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    It had a benefit in the phone. All it would do on the iPad for the majority is piss people off.
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    I think that was the result when they removed it from the iPhone.
     
  24. seadragon Contributor

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    Apple is very inconsistent. They remove the headphone jack on iPhone after saying how antiquated it is., yet keep it in other new devices. They remove the SD card slot in the MacBook PRO and then install a new and improved one in the new iMac. They provide USB-C only in the MBP, but provide other ports in newly released iMacs.

    Strange message they are sending.
     
  25. Royksöpp macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone is device that you have with you at all times. In terms of practicality and the elements it makes total sense to waterproof it. When talking about other devices, where in the hell would you need a waterproof iPad and Mac? If your're using them out in the field then chances are high that you have the proper equipment to house them in. I love Apple and I understand why the iPhone 7 came to be but applying that to other device would be just plain stupid.
     

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