Apple is mighty confident that the future is wireless, and the revolution seems to have started with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The missing 3.5mm audio jack is one of the most-discussed topics about the new iPhones, and the company says it took a lot of ‘courage’ to drop the port. According to reports, the next Apple product to go wireless could be the MacBook Pro. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins for Plus members: Check out top deals on smartphonesAlso Read - iPhone 11 selling with more than Rs 8,000 discount in India, but for a limited period
Apple has reportedly shared a questionnaire with some people on how they use their MacBook Pro, and one question is about the headphone jack. A user on Twitter shared a screenshot of one of the questions, which reads — “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?” The options are Yes, No and Not Sure. While the question itself doesn’t exactly reveal a lot, it does hint at a possibility of future MacBooks without an audio jack. It is however unlikely that the new MacBook Pro 2016 launching next month could be wireless as an alleged leaked chassisof the upcoming laptop showed USB-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. The questionnaire could very well be related to the future iterations of MacBooks.
Based on what we have come across so far, the upcoming MacBook Pro will boast a ‘thinner and lighter’ profile. They are expected to boast a new touch-based OLED display panel above the keyboard, which could replace the OS X dock, allow users to add custom shortcut keys, and could even display notifications. The new MacBook Pro could also boast a Touch ID fingerprint scanner onboard. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price in India for all variants revealed ahead of October 7 launch
It is not surprising that Apple is mulling the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack on its other products. With iPhones leading the way, it is only a matter of time before other Apple products join the wireless revolution. Though Apple’s decision to go wireless is seeing its fair share of detractors, especially the AirPods, the company seems pretty unfazed. In fact in an interview CEO Tim Cook refuted suggestions that one could easily lose the AirPods, saying he has even danced while wearing them. “I’ve been wearing them for a while and because they don’t have wires on them the wires tend to help the earbud to fall out because it applies weight on those. I have never personally had one fall out,” Cook said.