iPad Pro Would you trade dust and water resistance for your 3.5mm jack

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheRealAlex, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    I was scratching my head reading the 2017 iPad Pro 2 rumors.

    #1. Thinner design really ? My 9.7 Pro is ok
    #2. Water and dust resistance my iPad Pro 9.7 never leaves my desk, Starbucks or my bed or Recliner. So no thanks
    #3. No 3.5mm jack in order to go thinner it has to go. But I won't trade a High definition audio Port to save a few millimeters
    #4. A10X no thanks it's not like the jump from A8X to A9X in significance

    All I can say is 9.7 owners cherish your device. Apple seems hell bent on removing the 3.5mm port.
    On an iPhone I understand but not on an iPad size device because there's no Taptic Engine that's needs the space.

    Lastly, in all honesty a 2017 iPad Pro of any size without a 3.5mm Port is literally a Downgrade.
  2. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    I disagree with you. Personally, the jump between the A7 to A8X is a. Huge jump , Perfomance increase, much faster processor. The jump between A8X to A9X isn't a huge jump between performance both include the same amount of RAM .

    Thinner design ? Yeah , I want
    Dust proof ? Yeah
    Water proof ? Yeah, would be nice
    Apple pencil with more functions? Yeah
    More colors? Yeah, A Jet Black IPad Pro would be nice, or maybe a rose gold
    Advanced true tone display?Yeah
    2 gen Touch ID ? Yeah

    A10X quad core processor .vs A9X processor dual core

    Wow big difference

    It's a upgrade , not a downgrade.. U can stick with your Pro 9.7 which is basically an Air 3.. however, the pro 2 will be a lot better the 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch models ..

    Pro 9.7 isn't a huge upgrade from Air 2 . Wait till Spring 2017!

    Especially 12.9 inch model!
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    It's not like I ever use the headphone jack on my iPad, so I won't miss it. Got a Bluetooth headphone and earphone, and I'm happy with using them with my iPad.
  4. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Some of us actually use high end none Bluetooth headphones on our iPads...I would never want to see it go......
  5. Mr_Killjoy Suspended


    Sep 19, 2016
    I don't care about water/dust proofing on any device. They don't get wet, and I'm not a jackass that spills stuff all the time, so it has no real use in my life.

    As for the 3.5mm jack? I use it every day on my iPad Pro and iPhone. I'm sticking with a 6S Plus for now for that very reason, and should it get removed from the iPad, I'll keep my 12.9" Pro until it becomes a chore to use.
  6. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You are wrong on a few counts.

    But hey, if you're happy with your purchase...be happy.
  7. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    The headphone jack matters less to me on an iPad than on a phone.

    The only thing I'd trade is thinness for a bigger battery, and even that is kind of pushing it. As long as I get 10 hours of use, I'm happy with however thin they want to make it.
  8. Mercaptan macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2004
    My iPad Pro use case is for note taking and data management at work. So thinner is welcome. More water/dustproof is welcome. And a little more CPU power is also welcome.
  9. iPadDad macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2014
    I just don't understand the resistance to removing the head phone jack, doesn't Apple also include the new connector standard in the iPhone box for example?
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Some people don't like needing to carry an extra peripheral to achieve the same basic functionality that they are accustomed to, such as being able to use any standard headphones they want.
  11. iPadDad macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2014
    But you don't need to carry it separately do you? Why not just connect it to the jack and leave it there, it then just adds an extra inch or two to the headphone cord that's all?
  12. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    But then what would they whine about?
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Unless you have more than one set of standard headphones/earbuds that you use.
  14. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    The iPad doesn't need waterproofing, therefore trading the headphone port for it is pointless.
  15. Mercaptan macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2004
    I have faith in their creativity.

  16. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    I don't think that there is a need to sacrifice dust and water resistance. Apple could use special port plugs like other manufactures .
  17. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

    Mathias Denichi

    Jun 21, 2013
    3.5 mm jack and water proofing aren't synonymous. The Galaxy s7 edge has a 3.5mm jack has a higher ip68 rating than the iPhone 7.

    It's just the reality distortion field that apple is pulling.
  18. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    There is already a rose gold iPad Pro.
  19. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Be careful what you wish for. All this talk about making the iPad thinner...have you forgotten something?

    You saw what happened w/the ip6 and bending. It wasn't until the 6s/+ and the 7000 series aluminum that resolved that. But I don't think the Pro ever used 7000 aluminum and the Air2 certainly wasn't retrofitted either.

    Stop with the thinness...I want something that will be somewhat resistant to drops and such. Obviously, if it shatters...there's nothing that can be done about that.
  20. Mercaptan macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2004
    Thinner! Thinner! Thinner! I want my iPad Pro 2 Taco!

  21. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    I mean a 12.9 inch IPad Pro Rose Gold !

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