Apple took the first step towards ridding the world of wired earphones last week during the iPhone 7 announcement, and it now appears to be preparing a second victim – the MacBook.
That's if recent user surveys are anything to go by, in which customers are asked how much they use the jack on the MacBook Pro with Retina display. And as you might have feared, it doesn't end with the headphone port. After all, this wouldn't be the first time Apple removed ports from the MacBook range.
Survey-style tweets also indicate that the Cupertino-based company is compiling information on the machine's battery life, USB ports and SD card slot, with qurstions such as "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina Display?"
With the MacBook refresh expected to be dropped next month, whatever change is coming is likely already decided. So if the surveys are any indication, the port could actually be safe for another cycle.
We'll be sure to track the latest leaks and rumours, as well as keeping an eye on Apple's hatred for wires.
Via Harper's Bazaar US