The exclusive: The next MacBook Pro models will feature UHS-II SD card readers, AppleTrack has learned from a trusted source.
- MacBooks since 2016 have shipped with just USB type-C ports, but the new generation is expected to bring HDMI, SD Card, and MagSafe functionality back
- UHS-II offers significantly faster read speeds, up to 312mb/s compared to around 100mb/s on standard SD card slots
- The only other Macs to ship with UHS-II technology was the now-discontinued iMac Pro and the 27” iMac refreshed in August 2020
Luke Miani’s take: Adding UHS-II to the MacBook Pro will be a huge upgrade to video editors and photographers – you know, the people who really want SD card slots! It’s been great to hear in multiple reports that the SD Card slot is making a comeback, but to have this additional high-speed capability is great news.