Apple is likely considering removing the headphone jack from the MacBook Pro, as one of the surveys sent out to customers asks whether they use the headphone port on MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacRumors reports.
Users have been reporting on Twitter that Apple has asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting that the company is playing with the idea of removing the socket. Since this year’s MacBook Pro design is already complete, if you are using the headphone jack, you don’t need to worry.
However, removal may happen with future MacBook Pro models, since Apple has already taken that step with the iPhone 7 and is likely to extend it to other products as well.
Alongside the headphone jack, Apple is also asking users about battery life and other ports, such as the SD card slot, as well as photo uploading habits, all in relation to the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The next-generation MacBook Pro, which Apple is expected to unveil this fall, is rumoured to include four USB-C ports and a headphone jack, but the presence of other ports is unlikely. The 2016 MacBook Pro is also rumoured to have undergone a redesign and acquired an OLED touch panel.