According to a new report, Apple may finally bring an integrated SD card slot for the upcoming 2021 model of its MacBook Pro laptop BloombergMark Gurman, in a move that would restore the popular port standard for the company’s computers.
The MacBook Pro lineup has not offered an SD card slot since Apple removed the feature in its 2016 redesign, which stripped all ports from laptops in favor of four Universal USB-C ports. This forced many professional users – who rely on the popular memory card format to import photos and videos to their computers for editing – to turn to a much more modified dongle to achieve similar functionality.
Following an earlier report by Gurman, it was reported that some changes were originally being made in detail about what Apple was planning for the 14-inch and 16-inch designs. These changes include removing the controversial touch bar interface in exchange for physical function keys; Introducing a more paid-off design that suits the recent iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPhone 12 lineups; Adding brighter display; And Apple’s magnetic magazine is rolling back the Chargers. All of this is in addition to the biggest change that will move high-speed laptops from Intel’s processors to a more powerful version of Apple’s in-house, ARM-based M1 chipset.
Eminent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed those reports claiming that the new laptops would offer additional ports, but today specifically confirmed the first of the SD card slots.
The news of the return of the SD card slot actually comes as a big report on Apple’s planned refresh for a “high-end” MacBook Air model, offering similar MagaSafe and processor benefits as the new MacBook Pros It is said to do. Unfortunately, however, there is no mention of an SD card slot on the upcoming air refresh – just a pair of USB-C ports.