New thinner, lighter Apple laptops have Touch ID fingerprint scanners, but drop standard USB-A ports and SD card slot for four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports
Apple has launched the first new version of its MacBook Pro laptop in 18 months, with a new OLED touchscreen on the keyboard capable of inserting emoji into text, as well as updates to the rest of its laptop line.
The new MacBook Pro is thinner, lighter and comes complete with fingerprint scanner. It also continues Apples rollout of USB-C, which began with the MacBook last year.
It has two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports along each side four in total that are used for both power and connectivity. However, there are no standard USB type A ports, which are still regarded as the global standard, and are used by Apple for their Lightning cable , which comes with the companys iPhones.
The new laptop does not come with the SD card reader, HDMI port, the two Thunderbolt ports that doubled as a mini DisplayPorts, or the two USB-A ports that the last model did, so will require adapters to use existing accessories. It also lacks the MagSafe power adapter, instead relying on USB-C. It does have a 3.5mm headphone socket, however.