New MBP 13" adds firewire, takes away audio input

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by harry20larry, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    That just makes me laugh, no body owning a 13" Apple laptop can have it all ehh.
    I am now glad that i bought my unibody before the upgrade because I don't want to go out and spend $150+ on an audio device just to record a few tunes from my guitar.
    Wow, I do love the new MBP, but can't apple just give it all to the 13" customers?
     
  2. yoyomaster macrumors regular

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    I believe the port is now an audio in/out.
     
  3. harry20larry thread starter macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    Damn you apple that make sense, although sometime I do like to record with my headphones in.
    I guess it is a little nag cause deep down I want one, all I know is that if in between now and 1.5 years time my macbook decides to break, which is unlikely, i will probably get one
     
  4. Akilah727 macrumors newbie

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    you are correct!
     
  5. Kingcodez macrumors 6502

    Kingcodez

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    Get or Make a splitter, just a simple Y cable..
    IIRC they are like 3 dollars at radio shack.
     
  6. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

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    I havent used the audio input and the audio output on my macbook pro in the three years I've owned it. Though it would be nice to have the option for both input and output at the same time.
     
  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

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    I've never used the audio in on my MacBook. But if the new port supports the iPhone earphones (Mic + headphone) so I can use it with Skype and stuff, that'd be awesome! Any word yet if this is possible?
     
  8. sorenjorvang macrumors newbie

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    That does indeed work fine.
     
  9. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    Works really well as PA said!!

    Tried it at Apple Store today.
     
  10. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

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    Awesome. That makes the combined jack way more useful than separate I/O, in my usage at least. :)
     
  11. Namor4q macrumors newbie

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    The headphone port in all the original Unibody laptops support this feature as well. I use my iPhone headset for ventrillo and skype on a daily basis.
     
  12. hndn macrumors regular

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    I have the white MB & an iphone earbud but the mic doesn't seem to work with skype.
    Here's the setting in system pref.
     

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  13. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    The white macbooks do not have a 4-contact headphone port, so they do not support iphone headsets. Only the unibody notebooks do.
     
  14. hndn macrumors regular

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    Thanks Dues.
     
  15. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    No problem man. And its Deus not Dues. ;)
     

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