Date: Friday, September 16th, 2016, 05:37
Category: battery, Hardware, iPhone, MacBook Pro, News, USB-C
The 3.5 millimeter headphone jack on the Retina display MacBook Pro could be next on the chopping block.
A number of users have reported Apple asking “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”
There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro. Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone and may apply the change to other products.
Apple is apparently also asking users as to battery life and other ports, including the SD card slot.
Based on a leaked MacBook Pro shell, the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports and a headphone jack, with Apple doing away with all other ports on the machine. If the shell is an actual part, the machine will not include an SD card slot, HDMI port, USB-A port, or a MagSafe connection.
The design of the MacBook Pro that’s launching in 2016 has already been finalized ahead of its release, and Apple is likely to continue using the same design for several years going forward, so the removal of the headphone jack is probably not something that MacBook Pro users need to worry about for the foreseeable future.
It’s been thought that Apple will release a significantly redesigned MacBook Pro notebook with an OLED touch strip come October.
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