Apple really gave the MacBook Pro an HDMI port (and an SD card reader)

The return is no longer rumor. It's real.

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MacBook Pro ports

Welcome back, old friends.

Watch this: New MacBook Pro: MagSafe returns

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops mark the return of the HDMI port and SD card reader, the company said during its Unleashed event Monday. Apple removed the SD card slot and HDMI port in 2016, to the dismay of some users

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted the comeback earlier this year, after Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported on Apple's plans to bring back an SD card slot.

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models include other changes, like the removal of the not-so-popular Touch Bar and the return of the MagSafe magnetic charging system. The computers feature the next generation of Apple's in-house Mac processors, the M1 Pro and M1 Max, an upgraded camera and notched display. They also include a headphone jack and three Thunderbolt 4 ports. Here's how to buy Apple's two new laptops