Kuo: Upcoming MacBook Pros Get HDMI and Memory Card Reader

Apple is bringing the HDMI connection and SD card reader back to the MacBook Pro, predicts well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to him, Apple will launch two MacBook Pro models in the second half of this year.

Kuo calls the return of HDMI and the memory card reader practical changes for users that Apple is making in its upcoming MacBook Pro models, in addition to other changes in design and specifications. MacRumors writes about Kuo’s announcement, who regularly reports correctly about upcoming Apple products.

Several of those changes have already surfaced in previous rumors. For example, Bloomberg reported at the end of January that Apple wants to provide its Pros with an SD card reader again. According to Kuo, Taiwanese company Genesys Logic is the exclusive supplier of the memory card reader. Apple is rumored to be announcing a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with mini-LED screen, MagSafe power connector, and a new version of the M1 soc later this year. Apple would no longer process the Touch Bar in the laptops.

The Touch Bar has been on MacBooks since 2016. Apple removed the memory card reader from the Pro that same year.

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