Apple unveiled at an event in Brooklyn on Tuesday, and nearly everything followed the rumors that we expected: slimmer bezels, , smaller bodies and much faster processors. But the bigger news may be what's not in the new iPad Pros: 3.5mm headphone jacks and , .
The iPad's lack of an audio output is part of the explosion in Bluetooth headphones, but it is less convenient for people using wired headphones. John Turnus, Apple's VP of hardware engineering, said onstage that USB-C is compatible with a wide range of accessories, including the company's new $9 USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor.
Apple included a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adaptor with previous versions of the iPhone, but this year's iPhone XS and XR ask customers to pay extra for one (also $9). According to Apple's iPad Pro specs page, there's no USB-C headphone adapter in the box with the iPad Pro.
On the plus side, the lack of ports means that the 12.9-inch's chassis is now 15 per cent slimmer than the previous version, at 5.9mm thick.
Apple also unveiled an Apple MacBook Air at the event, which added a Touch ID sensor but kept the headphone jack.
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