Audio jacks on MacBook Pros

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  1. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    On the larger models the Input and output jacks are separate. They are combined in the new 13.

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  3. tnsmart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but what I'm asking is why is this? Why are they not the same on all?
     
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    the 15 and 17 jacks are also optical i/o. I'm guessing they had to cut costs somewhere so they used this all in one, non optical jack.
     
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    Space, simplicity, cleanliness. Typical Apple.

    I do audio and video podcast editing so having two jacks is needed, I assume Apple thought that the high end models needed more ports / options.

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