Apple plans a total renovation in its input iPad. This seems to indicate the latest leak published by 9to5Macand originally reported by MySmartPrice. In the images, we see how the new tenth generation base iPad will adopt the current design language of the Cupertino companyand say goodbye to the beloved 3.5mm jack port.
Until now, the cheaper iPad remained the last bastion of Apple’s old aesthetic proposition. For this reason, it maintained a design seen in the generation of the last decade. In addition, it was the only one of the most modern line to maintain the 3.5 mm jack port. However, the new images show that those directed by Tim Cook they would have decided to change the rounded edges for flat ones; as well as eliminating the Jack port and improving the use of the front with narrower frames.
Of course, do not expect a latest generation front. The renderings indicate that Apple will keep the Home button on this latest iPad, so the frames cannot be reduced too much either. We do not understand very well the reason why the company would want to keep this detail, and it is that Touch ID technology has already managed to be included in the side buttons of models such as the iPad Air.
As for the rear, it seems that we will find a new camera module inspired by the iPhone XS. The renders show an elongated and rounded figure at the tips. Something that could indicate a renewal in the sensor of this new device.
On the other hand, the charging port remains a mystery. If you pay attention to the images, you will see that this area has been censored. This is why, at the moment, we do not know if Apple has finally decided to adopt a USB-Cor whether Lightning will be preserved along with the Home button and large frames.
A new iPad adapted to a new era
For several generations, Apple has been standardizing a new design. Thus, we do not only have iPhone and iPad devices with flat edges and wide screens. this same line has been applied to the latest models of Mac computersincluding MacBook Air/Pro and iMac.
The above seems to mean, too, that users will have to say goodbye to the 3.5mm jack. This port began its disappearance with the launch of the iPhone 7, and since then Apple has not been very merciful when it comes to eliminating it. However, the base model of the iPad is the most popular among classrooms and other situations where an auxiliary port is quite necessary, so we don’t expect it to go without controversy.
Fortunately, previous rumors indicate that this iPad will have a USB-C port, so you can always opt for an adapter for the 3.5 mm Jack. Among other features, ite expects the device to arrive with the A14 chipa screen size greater than 10.2 inches and 5G.
Take this information with a grain of salt.
One of the most striking issues of this render is that the iPad seems to have four speakers. Until now, the only model that has this feature is the iPad Pro, while the rest of the line has always come with slightly less audio and fewer speakers.
This last detail raises alarms, and if it is an oversight in the render, this could indicate that we are facing a hoax. Thus, remember to take all rumors with a grain of salt. Please note that none of this is official information, so the final product could be very different.