Is the MacBook Pro Next in Line to Lose the Headphone Jack?

First Apple ripped the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack out of the iPhone, and it appears the port’s time may be up in the MacBook Pro as well. According to a survey from Apple, published yesterday (Sept. 14) by MacRumors, the company is trying to figure out how important the analog audio port is for owners of its professional line of laptops.

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The survey asks “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina Display?” and also offers questions about battery life, ports and the SD memory reader. Considering all of these at once, it’s safe to assume that Apple’s trying to figure out what it can eliminate to get a longer charge without crippling the notebook’s usability.

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