When you think things couldn’t get any worse, Apple goes out there and throws another shovel into its simple ray of hope. After unplugging the iPhone’s headset port long before the world was even minimally prepared for it, Cupertino’s company is now asking owners of MacBooks Pro around the globe on the use of the century-old door.
The first to notice this was a reader of MacRumors, who shared the question with the website; afterwards, several other Twitter users supported the information, saying that, within a survey aimed at using the various connectivity of the MacBook Pro, one of the questions is precisely about the 3.5mm output. The question is straightforward: “Have you ever used the headset port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?”
Of course, this is not enough evidence to believe that Apple will withdraw the exit, at least not in the near future – and perhaps not so soon if the result of the survey is mostly positive. But it is an indication that yes, this is a possibility that is in the minds of Tim Cook and his gang.
Another survey question does not let me lie: it questions about the method that users use to transfer media from a digital camera to the Mac, highlighting Apple’s plans to file the slot for memory cards, the “old” USB ports and any others that do not answer by the name of USB-C.
We will see what the future awaits …