Apple MacBook Pro may not feature headphone jack from 2017

Apple has sent out surveys to existing MacBook Pro users to gather data on the utility of 3.5mm headphone jacks and SD card slots.

It is being suggested that Apple may use results of the survey to take a call on 3.5mm jacks and SD cards in future MacBook Pro models.

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The questions in Apple's surveys range from 'Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?' to 'How do you upload photos from a digital camera or phone to your MacBook Pro with Retina display?' According to MacRumours, the Cupertino tech giant is also surveying users on the quality of the batteries in their MacBook Pro laptabs.

Apple is expected too launch a new MacBook Pro in October and it is unlikely that Apple will be implementing any changes to its design in such a short period of time. However, chances remain that the 3.5mm headphone jack may face the cull when Apple will release its next line of MacBooks next year.

Apple is presently urging users to go wireless as far as listening to music on iPhones is concerned and it will be interesting to see if Apple's AirPods will be made compatible with the company's iPads and MacBooks as well in the near future.

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MacWorld states that the upcoming MacBook Pro may feature Intel's new generation 64-bit Kaby Lake processors with support for Thunderbolt 3 which will facilitate data transfers at speeds of up to 40 Gbps. In a research report in May, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also suggested that this year's MacBook Pro will come in 13-inch and 15-inch display variants and will feature OLED displays along with Touch ID support which will replace the function keys on the keyboard.

Not much else is presently known about the upcoming MacBook Pro but we will fill you in as soon as we get our hands on more leaked details before the official launch.

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