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New iPad Pro doesn't have headphone jack; USB-C can charge an iPhone

30 October 2018 2

Apple brought new products at its Special Event, including new iPad Pro models, Mac Mini, and the MacBook Air. Alongside them, the Cupertino-based company also launched accessories for the new iPad Pros and announced the availability details of the iOS 12.1.

Well, iPad Pro modes have received quite significant upgrades; they aren’t only more powerful but have many new features that define their exclusiveness. Apple launched the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models at the event and they have been launched with Touch ID, Face ID, and lesser bezels. They are quite a thinner and look quite impressive. They come with iPhone XS’ gesture navigation, new magnetically attached Apple Pencil and keyboard as well.

Well, they don’t have everything delightful. The new iPad Pro models lack 3.5mm headphone jack so if you want to use this tech, you would need to one of Apple’s USB-C to 3.5mm dongles.


This isn’t an abrupt move from Apple as many of its products have already lacked this feature and due to this absence, Apple is said to be increasing the number of dongles they sell for the users. However, you’re unlikely to find this dongle inside the box as the same isn’t included with the new iPhones as well. So, you have to shell out some extra to have this capability enabled; good news? It’s not pricey!

Keeping this insufficiency aside, the new iPad Pros have something more to offer to the iPhone users. Apple announced that the new iPad Pros can charge an iPhone over the USB-C. Thus the iPad Pro becomes the most expensive battery pack of the world.

You would just need to plug in your iPhone into the iPad’s USB-C port and you’ll be able to charge it. So, just in case if you’re out and your iPhone needs an extra juice you can give it the life using the iPad Pro, considering you have the new iPad Pro, of course. To make this charging process possible, you would need to buy a USB-C to Lightning cable for an extra $19.99.


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