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Why The New iPad Won't Have A Headphone Jack

Image result for ipad2017 was all about killing bezels on smartphones and as a consequence most smartphones on both sides of the fence had to kill the headphone jack. Now as per the rumour mill the new iPads might do away with the trusty old headphone jack as well. Why would an iPad with so much internal space kill something like the headphone jack.

Why Kill The Headphone Jack At All?

 Nowadays our phones are jam-packed with tech, No literally they're jam packed with components. Just look at 2012 when the iPhone 5 opted for a Nano SIM card instead of a Mini sim card. The difference between them is minuscule, on a physical scale but they were so strapped for space that they did benefit from that. Move over from the iPhone 5 days todays smartphones are way more complex, and much more functional and having a 100 year old port that takes up half an inc really does throw a proverbial, spanner in the works. So removing a headphone jack does have it's benefits from better waterproofing to better battery lives.

So How Does That Tie In With The iPad?

I mentioned that the rumour mill predicts that the new iPads won't have a headphone jack but the rumours also point to a new wholly redesigned iPad. An iPad with dramatically reduced bezels and a screen that pushes right to the edge. Now pushing the display to the edges does come with a few problems, You have less area to pack things into thanks to the shrunken bezels, that means that you have to cram all your regular tech into a much smaller foot print. This leaves very little room for a headphone jack.The physical size of the Headphone jack is also problematic, As a half inch hole in the circuit board would overlap with the screen. Now with the screen present you have no space to add a headphone jack. Smartphones like the S8 have thicker bodies to accommodate the headphone jack. That route is not favoured for an iPad as an iPad is a massive device, above 10 inches and adding more girth to such a big device would make a heavy device heavier. Keep I mind these are portable devices and are needed to be used by being held up and no one likes a heavy tablet. So Looking at all the factors we might not see a headphone jack on the new iPads


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