Apple on Tuesday hosted a special Occasion to unveil its Newest iPad Pro 2018 range, alongside Upgraded MacBook Air and Mac mini models.
The new iPad Pro models now feature a USB Type-C jack port, a first for Apple’s array of iOS apparatus. On the other hand, the newest 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions also forego the 3.5millimeter headphone jack similar to Apple’s past few iPhone variants. For audio, Apple has released a USB-C to 3.5millimeter Headphone Jack Adapter on its site. Additionally, Apple in the event declared that consumers may charge their phones using the iPad Pro.
While the choice to eliminate the 3.5millimeter headphone jack wasn’t declared at the launch event itself, fans knew that they had it coming. Now, thanks to a sleeker design about the iPad Pro range, the 3.5mm jack becomes the old sailor thrown off the ship. To compensate for customers who want to experience wired audio, Apple has released a USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter on its site in a cost of $9 (approximately Rs. 660).
On the other hand, the newest MacBook Air keeps the headset jack, alongside two additional Thunderbolt 3/ USB Type-C interfaces. To compensate for it, the technology giant has released its new USB-C to SD Card Reader in a cost of $39 (around Rs. 2,900).
Coming back to the new iPad Pro versions, Apple announced an unusual feature through which the new models can be utilized as a power lender to control your iPhones or, then, any smartphone. While not explicitly mentioned, the iPad Pro may not be able to charge another iPad Pro or something with a bigger battery including notebooks like the MacBook Air, The Verge speculates. We are going to have to wait around for the very first reviews to come in to affirm that. To charge a iPhone using the iPad Pro, however, you’ll have to buy a USB-C to Lightning Adapter contemplating the iPhone still has the Lightning port for charging and data transfer.