New iPad Pro models do not have a headphone jack

Apple on Tuesday announced two new iPad Pro models (11-inch and 12.9-inch) that are packed with new features and improvements. One thing they don’t have, however, is a headphone jack. That’s right, just as it has done with its smartphones, Apple has removed the 3.5mm port from its Pro tablet line.

In the run-up to today’s event, rumors suggested that Apple would be removing the headphone jack from its new iPads to allow them to decrease the thickness to 5.9mm. Unfortunately there is no USB-C-to-3.5mm dongle included in the tablet’s packaging, but you can buy them directly from Apple for just $9.

The new iPad Pros include an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, advanced Face ID, USB-C and much more. They are available for order today, and start shipping on November 7. The smaller 11-inch model starts at $799 and the larger one at $999. Stay tuned to iDB for more news from today’s event.