Here's Why The New MacBook Pro Doesn't Have An SD Card Slot
Apple released MacBook Pro fourth
generation recently which is the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever. While
there has been a passionate response on the new MacBook Pro as many things have
impressed the consumers, there has been a doubt in minds of
people as there is no SD card slot in it. Apple’s ‘senior vice president of
worldwide product marketing’, ‘Phil Schiller’ said that “It is a bit of
cumbersome slot. You’ve got this thing sticking halfway out. Then there are
very fine and fast USB card readers and then you can use Compact Flash as well
Thus Apple was not able to resolve
this and they picked SD because more cameras have SD. This was a bit of a trade
off. Read on to know if you can relate to Phil Schiller point or you would
still prefer the SD card :
Wireless Transfer Affordability
Another reason given by Phil Schiller is that more and more cameras are now starting to build wireless transfer into the camera, which is proving to be useful. Phil also said “there’s a path forward where you can use a physical adaptor if you want or do wireless transfer. While Phil Schiller point seems to valid, potential consumers disagree with his point of view. Since every one cannot afford high end camera accessories which can support wireless transfer.
It Will Be Crucial For Future
In the coming years, this may prove to be a right decision however as of now people don’t find it useful to have MacBook Pro without SD card slot.
Any New Change Does Get Criticised
This is not the first time that Apple has faced criticism, each time they add a new feature or removed an old feature they are being criticised.
CD/DVD Readers Were Removed Earlier
Last year, when CD/DVD writers were removed, even then Apple was being criticised.
Attention To Consumer Needs
Although SD card is not essential these days, Apple must give attention to consumer’s need for it.
Change Is Inevitable
People may not accept the change initially, but this is inevitable
MacBook Has Evolved Over The Years
Each year Apple has brought change in the appearance of MacBook, and with every new launch it is unpredictable that what Apple will come up with now. For the time being removing SD slot is seen a big change from consumer’s point of view.