Have you ever looked at your MacBook and thought, “I wish they made this thing thinner and took out the 3.5mm headphone jack”? If so, then Apple’s next generation MacBook may be the perfect computer for you.
That’s right: Apple is reportedly considering removing the headphone jack from its laptops. Just like it removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in a bid to increase wireless headphone sales, Apple may be adopting a similar strategy with the MacBook.
Apple has been ridiculed for the decision all across social media – so it’s hard to believe they would mess up on the headphone jack issue again.
Nevertheless, the big rumor in the Apple community is that Apple has been asking users whether they really use the headphone jack.
Apple is Sending Out Surveys Asking Users If They Really Use the Headphone Jack
The main source of these MacBook rumors comes from MacRumors. MacRumors noticed that Apple was sending out surveys to MacBook Pro users asking about a number of features found on Apple’s flagship laptops.
One of the survey questions that sticks out the most is this one:
“Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”
Other questions dealt with battery life, the usage of specific ports, and how users upload photos to their MacBook.
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to realize that Apple is considering removing some ports from its MacBook – and it’s seeing which ports users actually use and care about.
The Next MacBook Will Probably Still Have a Headphone Jack
Regardless of these latest rumors, the next MacBook will probably still have
a headphone jack. Leaked images of the laptop appeared online earlier this year – and those images features a 3.5mm headphone jack along with 4 type-C USB ports.
However, the images noticeably did not include an SD card slot, HDMI port, USB-A port, or MagSafe connection.
The next MacBook is expected to arrive next month. The next MacBook released after that, however, may be the first Apple laptop to remove the headphone jack.
What do you think of the decision? I use the headphone jack on my laptop constantly – but my laptop also doesn’t have Bluetooth.