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Apple is killing the USB port

Apple is killing the USB port

We have been reporting about Apple's rumored plan to revamp its Mac line and the changes we have gathered. We even advised readers that even with the hefty price cuts and discounts offered with the current (and soon to be older) models,  shoppers should wait until the new versions drop.

Now that Apple has confirmed its October 27 event with the tagline "Hello Again," referencing the word "hello" used to introduce the original Mac in 1984, it is all but certain that we will see the unveiling of new versions of the MacBook laptop line.

This is great news for the MacBook Pro since this line has not been refreshed since 2012. The long overdue update will surely bring with it significant upgrades and improvements like the Touch ID power button and the touch-sensitive OLED bar above the keyboard codenamed "Dynamic Row Function."

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These all sound like great features to have but just as with the floppy disk and the CD drives before it, what traditional hardware feature is on the chopping block?

We all know that the headphone jack was removed from the iPhone 7 and now, there's an expected change in the MacBook line that will surely be as polarizing: the removal of the traditional USB ports in favor of a newer standard, USB Type-C.

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