Apple is phasing out the headphone jack in its iOS devices, and the iPad Mini 6 is the latest iPad to do away with the feature.
The previous iPad Mini 5, released in 2019, had a headphone jack at the top of the device, but the iPad Mini 6 did not. With no headphone jack, the iPad Mini 6 only supports Bluetooth headsets or headphones that can connect to the USB-C port on the device.
Apple has now removed the headphone jack from almost every device in its iOS range, except the entry-level iPad and the iPod Touch, which will hardly be updated.
The 10.2-inch iPad 9, announced last week, continues to offer a headphone jack in the top-left corner, and is currently the only product with a headphone jack available at iPad. Considering the tablet is aimed at schools and education, it has a headphone jack.
While Apple has phased out the headphone jack on almost all of its iOS devices, apple's Macs still have headphone jacks available, including the latest M1 models. It's unclear if Apple plans to remove the headphone jack from Macs in the future, but it doesn't seem urgent, as there's still plenty of room for the headphone jack.