Is Apple about to get rid of the USB port?

The headphone jack was merely the beginning...

Apple USB port
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The headphone jack was merely the beginning...

If the cutting of your beloved headphone jack from the new iPhone 7 made you angry, then brace yourselves, as the Apple USB port could also become a thing of the past very soon. It looks like the new models of Apple's MacBook, released this month, won't feature a USB port. Allow us to explain what we know so far about Apple's latest revolutionised product.

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The Keynote on the new launches will take place at 10am (PDT) on Thursday 27th October – meaning that there's not long until we find out what is true and what is just mere speculation.

According to analysts KGI, we can expect to see three new models of the Apple MacBook: a 13 inch MacBook, and 13 and 15 inch models of the MacBook Pro, reports The new MacBook Pros are the ones that are expected to lose the USB port – and also the Megasafe charging ports. So, how are you meant to charge your new laptop, we hear you ask?

Well (if this is the case), it's thought that the Apple USB port will be replaced with two different connectors: A USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. These thinner USB-C connectors can be plugged in either way around, unlike the current USBs. The rumour has been around for a little while now, although speculation has grown after news of the official launch.

Apple USB port

The Keynote will take place on 27th October | Source:

Apple are making some seriously radical changes at the moment, hey. We'll definitely learn all of the finite details after the launch on Thursday 27th October.

But either way, we're really not sure how we would feel about the permanent loss of the USB port from our MacBooks. That would take far too much getting used to if you ask us. Why can't things just stay the way they are?

Watch this space.

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Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.