Kuo: New form factor MacBook Pro to feature HDMI port and SD card slot – 9to5Mac

In January, Ming Chi Kuo excited fans of Apple’s professional laptops with news that the 2021 MacBook Pro would include a brand-new style, Apple Silicon, and the return of MagSafe and more IO ports.

The analyst has actually followed up on that report today to be slightly more particular: he anticipates Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro models to feature a HDMI port and a SD card slot. As a pointer, the current 16-inch MacBook Pro only includes Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and an earphone jack in terms of connection.

When Apple introduced the new style of MacBook Pro with the 2016 revision, the concept was that offering 4 Thunderbolt USB-C ports would be enough for everyone. Thunderbolt 3 ports are high bandwidth and multipurpose: they are high-bandwidth information transfer ports and can even transfer power and act as display outputs.

However, in order to connect to the majority of peripherals, users would require dongles or adapters that converted the USB-C to HDMI or even traditional rectangular USB-A to support their existing tradition peripherals. Even four years on, the dongle issue stays a pain point for numerous MacBook Pro clients. Lots of users resort to bring multifunction USB-C adapters with them and hang all their accessories of off that.

It seems Apple wants to admit it jumped the gun slightly, as signalled by the remediation of dedicated HDMI ports and an SD card slot for moving images off of video cameras.

It stays unclear what the complete lineup of IO on the new MacBook Pros will be. It does not promise that Apple will add 2 ports in addition to the 4 USB-C ports, but Kuo does not detail the exact breakdown. Remember too that these laptops are also anticipated to include a MagSafe port for charging.

For comparison, the ‘old’ 2015 MacBook Pro sported MagSafe, two Thunderbolt ports, USB-3 and an earphone jack on the left side and another USB-3 sd, port and hdmi card slot on the right side of the device. This came to a total of 8 I/O on Apple’s professional workstation laptop. The 16-inch today only features 5 ports, 4 USB-C and an earphone jack. Even if the 4 USB-C ports are more technically capable and flexible, lots of people yearn for the capability to just plug a great deal of stuff in without needing to fret about dongles.

The new MacBook Pro lineup is expected to release in the fall. The machines are fiercely prepared for not simply since of the form element modifications, however also consumers will be able to experience how well Apple silicon carries out in higher-end CPU and GPU items.

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