Apple provided long-time MacBook Pro owners some good news on Monday during its launch event in October. Apple announced the return of several beloved connectivity ports that were previously wiped out in the past.
And this unexpected but necessary change really makes the new MacBook pro a more desirable device for seasoned professionals, who want a good device for office work.
But, what's the significance of the multitude of ports for connection? A lot. The ports decide what kinds of cables you can use and the things you can easily and quickly connect to.
For instance, you could plug into an external display monitor using headphones with wires, or other devices that have a particular connector (without needing to purchase a new adaptor or dongle) and possibly secure your face from bruising and embarrassing faceplants when you trip over the cord.
The brand new MacBook Pro is available in 16-inch and 14-inch sizes and will run the most recent versions of the M1 processor chip, the M1 Pro, and the M1 Max.
It also signals the end of the much-banned Touch Bar. Apple unveiled three new HomePod Mini colors, the AirPods 3, and the launch of a new service to Apple Music subscribers. Here is everything you need to know about the new ports in the MacBook Pro 2021:
Diff types of Ports available
HDMI ports allow you to connect TVs and displays on your computer. So, you can make use of a MacBook Pro as the computer which powers a huge display for your desktop, or so you can enjoy movies on your 65-inch TV in the living room via your laptop.
The HDMI port is situated on the right-hand side of the right side of the MacBook Pro. The HDMI port can be used to connect external displays and monitors in addition to those of the Thunderbolt 4 ports.
The MagSafe charging device utilizes magnets that attach to the MacBook to charge. This isn't to be confused by the MagSafe feature of the iPhone; it's designed to connect devices such as the wireless charger or wallet.
It was first introduced in 2006 and then phased out in 2015. The MagSafe will gently pull the charger off the port when there is excessive pressure on the cable and safeguard both the port and cable. A good example would be if your laptop falls off of your bed or desk or you slip on the cable.
You will find it by the MagSafe 3 charging port on the left side of the MacBook Pro, closest to the Escape key.
Apple had previously used the Thunderbolt 4 style charger for its MacBook Pro, but the new MacBook Pro will feature the MagSafe 3 charger to allow for simple rapid charging--approximately 50% of the charge in just 30 minutes.
- The SD card slot provides quick access to media. For example, if you are a photographer, you may connect your SD card from a camera to the MacBook Pro slot to view your photos.
- The SD slot for cards is located on the left side of the MacBook Pro.
- The SD card slot is a great method to access media quickly or expand the storage of your laptop. It is regarded as being more secure than other options, and you will not have to worry about utilizing the cable ports to transfer pictures.
The ports for headphones allow you to connect headphones to external devices using cables, not wirelessly using Bluetooth. This could be a benefit when you're looking to utilize a set of headphones with wires for your primary pair or to use to backup your wireless headphones if Bluetooth wireless headset is charging. You could also connect older or specialized equipment, such as microphones.
You will find the headphone jack in the lower-left corner of the MacBook Pro. With the latest MacBook Pro, the headphone port now can support high-impedance (or more robust) headphones.
Thunderbolt 4 Ports
The Thunderbolt 4 cable lets you connect external monitors, USB devices, and other devices. Thunderbolt ports offer sufficient bandwidth to connect high-speed devices and make it easier to increase your MacBook's capabilities, specifically when you use high-powered, resource-intensive equipment.
There are two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side of the MacBook Pro and one on the right side.
The numerous Thunderbolt 4 ports allow for greater connectivity. For instance, with M1 Pro, for example, M1 Pro, Apple says that you can connect up 2 Pro Displays XDRs. In the M1 Max chip, Apple states that it is possible to connect up to 3 Pro Display XDRs as well as a 4K TV at the same time.
The bringing back of ports has actually made a lot of people rethink their thoughts about the MacBook. And we are sure this small step towards productivity will help the new MacBook to become one of the best-selling devices in Apple’s history.