The new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have kept the headphone jack


Good news audio fans: the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, AND Mac Mini that Apple announced at today’s ‘One more thing’ event all have headphone jacks!

Apple was famously (or is that infamously?) the company that ran headphone jacks in phones out of town. It was the first big manufacturer to remove the jack from these devices and, since then, most others have followed its lead.

And I was concerned.

I’m not against Bluetooth headphones, in fact there are lots of benefits to wireless cans — but pure sound is not one of them. Nor is the ease of connection (AKA just plugging them in and not fiddling with settings or switching between devices).