In January, Ming Chi Kuo used the news that the 2021 MacBook Pro will use the newly designed Apple Silicon, as well as the return of MagSafe and more IO ports, which aroused fans of Apple’s professional laptops.
The analyst followed up today’s report: He hopes that Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro models will have HDMI ports and SD card slots. As a reminder, the current 16-inch MacBook Pro only has a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port and headphone jack in terms of connectivity.
When Apple introduced the 2016 revised version of the new MacBook Pro, the idea was to provide four Thunderbolt USB-C ports enough to meet everyone̵
However, in order to connect to most peripherals, users will need to convert USB-C to HDMI or even a traditional rectangular USB-A dongle or adapter to support their existing traditional peripherals. Even four years later, the dongle problem is still a pain point for many MacBook Pro customers. Many users choose to carry a multifunctional USB-C adapter with them, and then hang all accessories on it.
Apple seems willing to admit that it jumped the gun a bit, this is because of the restoration of the dedicated HDMI port and SD card slot for transferring photos from the camera.
It is not clear what the IO lineup of the new MacBook Pro is. It seems unlikely that Apple will add two ports in addition to the four USB-C ports, but Kuo did not elaborate on the exact failure. Also remember that these laptops should also be equipped with MagSafe ports for charging.
In contrast, the “old” 2015 MacBook Pro is equipped with MagSafe, with two Thunderbolt ports, USB-3 and a headphone jack on the left, and another USB-3 port, HDMI and SD card on the right. Slot. Apple’s professional workstation laptops have a total of 8 I/Os. Today’s 16-inch has only 5 ports, 4 USB-C and a headphone jack. Even if the four USB-C ports have more versatility and technical capabilities, many people are eager to only plug in a lot of things without worrying about the dongle.
The new MacBook Pro series is expected to be launched in the fall. People strongly expect these machines not only because of the changes in form factors, but also customers will be able to experience the performance of Apple chips in high-end CPU and GPU products.
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