One of the big surprises from yesterday’s Apple event was undoubtedly the number of ports that came in the MacBook Pro. We were so used to having to use adapters for everything that once we were shown the sides of the MacBook, we were left stunned. But the surprise is even greater when we know how some of those ports work. For example we have the great surprise of the headphone input that hides a true marvel of technology.
With so many I / O ports on the new MacBook Pros featured at yesterday’s event, we are sure there will be no complaints regarding the compatibility of other external devices. In addition, some of these ports have real surprises hidden inside. We are talking for example about the surprise of the headphone input, that suppose a technological revolution.
Although there are also bad surprises, why are we going to fool ourselves. For example, the HDMI input that new computers present, after five years, is version 2.0 instead of 2.1. This means that although it is valid, it is not as fast as it should be on a computer with these characteristics. Oh well. It is a small lack that we can overlook thanks to the Thunderbolts.
Let’s continue with the headphone jack. Apple’s new MacBook Pro models are equipped with the “best audio system in a laptop,” according to Apple, with updates to the headphone jack and speaker system. It is not just marketing. The 3.5mm headphone jack now offers high impedance headphone support. High-end headphone options that are high-impedance models from companies like Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic will offer better sound quality on MacBook Pro models, a wonder for all users but especially for those who make a living from it.
All of this is completed with a six-speaker hi-fi sound system enhanced with force-canceling woofers and wide stereo sound, along with a studio-quality three-microphone array with a high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming.