Apple will launch new MacBook Pro at the end of the year with, at the end of the day, a brand new Apple Silicon chip and a new design. Certain sources indeed evoke the disappearance of the Touch Bar. Among other things. Precisely, Ming-Chi Kuo has just made a brand new report devoted to this new range, with an astonishing revelation.
According to the famous analyst, the MacBook Pro (2021) would indeed mark the return of the HDMI connector.
You probably know it, but the next MacBook Pros are at the heart of much debate.
HDMI for the new MacBook Pros?
One of them has to do with their look, their design. In a previous report, Ming-Chi Kuo evoked indeed a brand new chassis that is thinner and more angular, a chassis that is ultimately very different from what the current MacBook Pros offer.
Mark Gurman, for his part, had however spoken of more minor changes, like the disappearance of the famous Touch Bar… or the integration of an SD card reader .
Well finally, it It seems that the two parties have found some form of consensus. In his latest report, Kuo also mentions the return of the SD card reader, a reader that has been missing for several generations now.
However, it does not stop there. The analyst thus indicates thatthis year's MacBook Pro will also be a little more generous in terms of connectivity by placing an HDMI output alongside the Thunderbolt ports. Incredible, isn't it?
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Do we really need an HDMI connector on a Mac?
There is indeed something to be surprised about. When the Cupertino company made the choice to switch entirely to Thunderbolt, it explained that it did not see the point of retaining several standards.
In absolute terms, the argument does not was not silly. The Thunderbolt has the merit of covering a wide range of needs. It works with external storage media, but also with screens.
This is why it is quite surprising to imagine the brand doingrear machine. HDMI may still be in the market, Mac users don't necessarily need a dedicated connector. In reality, between adapters and docking stations, they can very well do without a port of this type.
Unlike an SD reader, which has been sorely missed by photographers and videographers in recent years.