The *REAL* problem with the 2016 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WolfSnap, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    The headphone jack is on the RIGHT HAND SIDE!

    Headphone wires come from the left.

    Seriously, this is the real issue. Am I right?!? :rolleyes:
     
  2. apfelmann macrumors 6502

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  3. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Never noticed that - damn, going to have to rearrange my desk.
     
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    In my rMB it's also on the right. I don't see the issue.
     
  5. H1Supreme macrumors newbie

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  6. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    I know it's disturbing, but there's hope :)

    You can get an a USB-C audio adapter for the left side. You can even get a bluetooth transmitter to plug in the right side which will send the audio signal the left side (this is what I do, works great).
     
  7. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, you do know that the MacBook has Bluetooth 4.2 built in already -- no external (or USB) transmitter necessary!
     
  8. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    I didn't think of that. Thanks!
     
  9. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    If he wants two dongles instead of the internal device...
     
  10. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Internal Bluetooth is way too easy.
     

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  11. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Remember Airplay! That was so.....broken :(

    Apple has a way with these things. One courageous thing after another

    It's going to be a long couple weeks, me thinks :D
     
  12. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Airplay works just fine.. Use it all the time.

    Bluetooth also works great -- use it daily with my Magic Keyboard/Trackpad and Bluetooth headphones.
     
  13. skottichan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm lucky, I run everything through a hub and my audio is hub to receiver via TOSLINK. *thumbs up*

    When I'm on the road, bluetooth is my friend.

    But that aside, I am SHOCKED at Apple's oversight on this issue. ;)
     
  14. Swisspo macrumors regular

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    What's one more adapter added to the list of adapters and dongles lol :D
     
  15. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple removes the headphone jack on the 2017 MBP and in doing so they will sell more wireless EarPods, a win/win for Apple but a lose/lose for the consumer who is forced to buy wireless EarPods. $160.00 ouch!!
     
  16. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    I don't like it, but I assume it was to make it consistent with the rMB. I also don't understand why these ports are father from the back than on the rMacBook.
     
  17. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    Its better on the right side, before it was always in the way when using lefthand for keyboard, now the cord goes in perfect way to not be in the way by beeing in middle between arms
     
  18. werpu macrumors member

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    Hehe I guess this is a 50% of the users have it issue.
    Like the Magsafe on the older models being on the left hand side (which I personally hated because all my plugs usually are on the right hand side when I use it)
     

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