By Todd Bernhard
It looks like iPhone 7 customers aren't the only ones who have lost a port, specifically the headphone jack. The next MacBook Pro is rumored to go "all in" (or at least almost all in) on USB-C, and eliminate USB 3.0 and other ports, with the exception of Thunderbolt remaining. USB-C has many advantages over USB 3.0 (and USB 2.0.) For starters, it is reversible, like Lightning, so you don't have to worry about which way you plug it in. It's also faster and has higher bandwidth. This is important because many vendors are providing a single USB-C port which can be expanded via adapters for power, storage, printing, video, audio, and more. While this may make sense on a small phone or ultra light MacBook, a "Pro" MacBook has always had a wide variety of ports.