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  1. Pauley

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    ok, I have an iPad Pro (original version) and I'm making a wood stand for it. I have a photo of the one I'm making, but before I continue with it, I need to know what that white box is on the side? It appears to be plugged into the speaker port, but not sure if I want to include a provision for it or not.

    Anyone, please...?
     

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    This screenshot doesn’t show an iPad Pro, bezel and home button look different. This might be an iPad 1 - 4, and the white box might be something connected to the headphone jack, which is also on a different location on the iPad Pro - more towards the corner.
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    The iPad Pro has 4 speakers, two on both sides (in landscape mode). If you listen to music, covering these with the stand would be counter-productive.
     
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    Well, I'd agree w/ Johanna, i.e. a small device is plugged into the headphone port - e.g. an audio splitter like the one shown below - I have a similar one (wife & I have occasionally watched movies on the iPad in airports w/ both of us on headphones) - if you do not need to accommodate the port when using the iPad in the stand, then simply eliminate the option. Dave :)
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    Given the way the right side is designed I'd guess the dongle is a Square credit card reader (or similar device). Most card reader dongles plug into the headphone jack.

    See how the right side is designed for settng a credit card on the slightly recessed part, and slideing it down? Using iPads as POS (Point Of Sale) devices is common. This frame seems to be for that purpose, rather than just a general iPad holder.
     
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    I've used Square card readers on phones and the accessory in the photo is just the right size.
     
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    Hey TP - nice observation! I've made a number of credit card exchanges w/ such devices attached to an iPad - believe that our OP needs to modify the plan or select another (there are plenty of wood iPad stand images w/ a little clever googling) - Dave :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I do have all ports open for use....
     
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    Ahhh, that makes sense. Thank you so much.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Looks like a square credit card swipe reader to me.
     

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