iPad Will future IPads include a headphone jack??

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    It probably depends on how the iPhone sells, if they see a large drop in sales they will likely start looking for a way to backtrack. And that would start by not dropping it off of any more devices than necessary.
     
  3. RudySnow, Sep 7, 2016
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    I think no, if Apple continues their mission to promote thinner products. I doubt I'll upgrade my iPP for about five years, so my Bose headphones are safe for now!
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    EDIT: I meant "no," darn auto-correct.
     
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    definitely not. It'll be like the ipad 3 that jumped to lightning after the iphone did.
     
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    Yes. The iPad will continue to have a headphone jack for some time. Phones and tablets have different use cases.
     
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    When Apple says goodbye to a port, it's universal.
     
  8. RudySnow macrumors regular

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    The lightning charger is next to go. Apple will lick this wired charging in no time. Then the only "holes" left will be the speaker grills, and they will really have to be "courageous."
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    So future Macbooks will only have USB-C?

    It's hard to say, but let's look at why the jack was removed. Better water resistance? I don't think that water resistance is a major concern for iPads. To add additional speakers? Already there on the iPad. To promote wireless audio? Well, it seems like that would be the only reason to do it.
     
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    Eventually, yeah.
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    But not necessarily right away, is what I meant. I'd be surprised in the next MBP doesn't have more ports than that.
     
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    No because Apple will need to rearrange the internal components to, er, fit more stuff in?
     
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    Why was it done? To sell more Beats headphones.
     
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Well, there's the $160 "Airpods" they're launching next month...
     
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    That too!
     
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    Hubris. In the past elimination of old tech like the CD-ROM drives on MacBooks resulted in a lighter and more portable device, floppy drives needed to die. But the 3.5mm headphone jack? The amount of space recovered is minimal but the ability to charge and listen simultainously is taken away and another dongle to lose.

    My current iPhone 6s looks like it will be my last iPhone. The lack of innovation coupled with stupid design decisions is pushing Apple back to repeating the Sculley years. If they make the same stupid decisions with the iPad I'll move on there as well.
     
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    I think Apple will eventually remove it from all devices, but I don't think it will be for a while. In the iPad, they're aren't as pressed for space and iPad's are used in many different situations.
     
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    I already have this in my car. I use a lightning extension coupled to a 'dock' so I only plug in one cable, and get audio and charge to my phone :)
     
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    There is no version of the future where Apple "backtrack" as you put it, nor should they.

    Sales won't be affected either. Seriously, to a very close approximation, nobody is going to switch to Android just for a headphone jack! And besides, Samsung will copy Apple as they always do, although they have more important things to do right now I guess with the exploding battery recall...

    The buzzfeed article above is worth a read as you might better understand Apple's decision. Personally I almost never used the 3.5mm jack so won't miss it in the slightest and since Apple are providing BOTH lightning earbuds and an adapter as well as the option to go wireless, this storm in a teacup will blow over in a few weeks at most.

    As for the iPad, obviously fewer of the reasons for removal exist here but I fully expect the jack will disappear in the next case redesign simply for aesthetic or cross-product consistency reasons. Again, I think I use the jack on my iPad even less and in fact I can't actually remember ever using it on my iPad Pro. This isn't a portable music player and it has great speakers so the jack is almost useless. If I ever did want to use earphones then I would just use my lightning earbuds or my bluetooth headphones anyway.
     
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    iPads don't have the internal space restrictions, and there is less need for them to be waterproofed.
     
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    No because the Argument on the iPhone is the much needed Space on at least a 9.7 iPad Pro and for sure a 12.9 there is plenty of space if they Remove it what are they Filling the Space with ?
     
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    Battery, the new touch ID/Tapic sensor.

    My theory is, Apple will remove it to stay on message about the headphone jack coming off iOS devices. Heck, they don't even give you earphones on the iPads.
     
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    No-one here knows for sure what Apple will do. My opinion is that it's a near certainty that it will be removed from all future iPads in favour of wireless and lightning. Macs, for sure, will be more interesting. Are we about to see lightning added to Macs for the first time? Will they only use USB-C (presumably, with a lightning to USB-C adapter to follow?).

    What I do know for sure is that the usual suspects will be here to complain about it, no matter what they do :p
     
  24. Math889 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The lack of headphone jack makes me remember when Apple introduced lightining cable on IPhone 5, one month later when they introduced IPad 4 , the lightning cable was included too. And all IPhones and IPads after fall 2012 included the new lightning cable. Based on this fact, Apple will remove the headphone jack on future iPhone and IPad models . So here is the question - what Apple will remove or add in the next models??
     

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