“In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks ‘Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?'”

“There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone jack in a future version of the MacBook Pro,” Clover reports. “Apple has eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone, so it makes sense that the trend will continue for other products.”

Clover reports, “Based on a leaked MacBook Pro shell, the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports and a headphone jack, with Apple doing away with all other ports on the machine.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple can safely kill the 3.5mm anachronism in the next-next-gen MacBook Pro and future Macs to follow.

Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. — Steve Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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