One of the features that many photographers or videographers could appreciate about Apple’s MacBook laptops in the past is the built-in SD card slot. This made it incredibly easy to transfer photos and videos from their camera’s memory card to their computers without having to deal with cables.
However, Apple eventually removed the feature when they swapped out the ports for USB-C and Thunderbolt. The good news is that if you missed the SD card reader is that according to the rumors, the upcoming refresh could bring it back. However, not only will it be making a comeback, but it is also expected to be an upgrade as well, according to Luke Miani who posted about it on Apple Track.
According to Miani, the SD card slot that will be featured in the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh will support UHS-II memory cards. For those unfamiliar, UHS-II is a newer standard of SD cards that offers faster speeds, something that professionals dealing with large files can appreciate. So by making the card slot compatible with the newer generation could be good news, plus it is also backwards compatible so if you are still using UHS-I cards, it will still work.
Apple is currently rumored to launch the new MacBook Pros later this year, possibly in the fall. They are expected to come in 14-inch and 16-inch options and will sport a brand new design.