Apple wants to bring the HMDI port and SD card reader back to the MacBook Pro, tech blog

MacRumors

reports

based on a prediction by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The two new models, with 14- and 16-inch screens, would be released in the second half of this year.

It would be the first time since 2016 that Apple redesigned its most expensive and most powerful laptop line.

At the time, the company cut the number of connections on the device significantly: all ports were replaced by two to four universal USB-C ports and a headphone jack.

That limited number of ports was criticized by Apple.

With the MacBook Pros, the company focuses on people in the audiovisual sector, who often use SD cards and things like external screens.

With the current Pro model, these can only be connected with dongles and extra cables.

The return of the HMDI port and SD card reader are probably not the only changes.

According to

Bloomberg

news agency

, Apple wants to remove the Touch Bar, which was introduced in 2016, from the new models.

Instead, there would be another row of physical keys.

The laptops must also be recharged with a MagSafe cable, which was used until 2016, according to the news agency.

Now MacBooks charge via a USB-C connection, but the company would like to get rid of that.