After iPhone 7, Apple could remove headphone jack from new MacBook Pro
Apple is likely to revolutionalise the computing world by removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from the new MacBook Pro. This development would emerge as a follow-up step by the Cupertino company after showcasing the unified Lightning port-equipped iPhone 7.
First spotted by MacRumors, Apple is exploring the importance of the headphone jack on its MacBook Pro through a survey question. The question reads, “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”
While the radio button on the survey by default marks the answer in favour of the headphone jack, the reality seems to be completely different. It would be similar to the iPhone 7 that ditched the analogue audio technology and came without the iconic 3.5mm hole, which was featured on all its predecessors.
Recently, a leaked MacBook Pro shell surfaced online to suggest the appearance of the next-generation Apple notebook. The shell shows room for just four USB Type-C ports and a headphone jack. Well, this is contrary to the presumption of the new MacBook Pro without an audio jack.
However, if we believe that the leaked shell would belong to the MacBook Pro 2016, Apple would exclude options like an SD card slot, HDMI port, USB Type-A port and a MagSafe connector.
Official details about the new MacBook Pro are yet to be revealed. But rumours are there to suggest that Mac fans would get a redesigned toy to play as early as October. That model is likely to run on the latest macOS out of the box.