Apple Support Documents for 2021 MacBook Pro [Roundup]

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled its new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models with next generation M1 Pro and M1 Max processors onboard.

As the new notebooks start making their way into customers’ hands, Apple has been publishing Support documents to provide insight on using the latest MacBook Pro and help familiarize users with all the new features. Let’s take a look at them below:

Fast charge your 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro

Both new MacBook Pro models support wired fast charging (up to 140W over a USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable). Fast charging will allow the MacBook Pro to charge up to 50% in ~30 minutes, says Apple.

Check out the support document to learn more about your fast charging options, and the specifics of the technology.

About the SD and SDXC card slot on your Mac

The 2021 MacBook Pro brings back the SD card slot Apple snatched away years ago. The support document details which cards the slot supports.

Use high-impedance headphones with new MacBook Pro models

All about using high-impedance headphones on the 2021 MacBook Pro, which brings support for them to its 3.5 mm headphone jack.

About high-resolution digital-to-analog conversion on new MacBook Pro models

The latest MacBook Pro models come with a hardware DAC (digital-to-analog converter) built-in for an exquisite audio experience, and the support document tells you all you need to know about it.

Use High Power Mode on your 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max

High Power Mode, a feature designed to maximize performance in sustained workloads like 8K colour grading, is only available on the 16″ MacBook Pro with an M1 Max chip under the hood. The Support document explains what it does, and how/when to use it.

Identify the ports on your Mac

Tells you everything you need to know about the three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports on your 2021 MacBook Pro, and what they can be used for.

Use reference modes with your MacBook Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display or Apple Pro Display XDR

You can use different reference modes on your MacBook Pro to tune the notebook’s display to better suit your workflow (or even create a reference mode that serves your specific needs) — check out the Support document to learn how.

The 14″ and 16″ 2021 MacBook Pro models went on sale Tuesday — get yours today on

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