Which MacBooks Have Headphone Jacks?

The removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone and then, subsequently, the iPad is one of the most controversial decisions Apple has made. This begs the question, do their desktop equivalents have a headphone jack?

All MacBooks released to date have a headphone jack. The jack itself has gone through numerous improvements over time, with the latest being a 3.5 mm high impedance headphone jack that allows for better audio fidelity. 

In this article, we’re going to go over which MacBooks have headphone jacks and whether Apple plans to remove the headphone jack anytime soon on their MacBooks.

List Of All MacBooks With Headphone Jack

Here’s a list of all the MacBooks that have a headphone jack:

MacBook Air

Model NameHeadphone Jack?
MacBook Air (Mid 2009)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch / 11 inch (Late 2010)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch / 11 inch (Mid 2011)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch / 11 inch (Mid 2012)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch / 11 inch (Mid 2013)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch / 11 inch (Early 2014)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch / 11 inch (Early 2015)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch (2017)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch (2018)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch (2019)Yes
MacBook Air 13 inch (2020)Yes
MacBook Air M1 (2020)Yes
MacBook Air M2 (2022)Yes

MacBook Pro

Model NameHeadphone Jack?
MacBook Pro 15 inch / 17 inch (Early 2008)Yes
MacBook Pro 15 inch (Late 2008)Yes
MacBook Pro 17 inch (Early 2009)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch / 17 inch (Mid 2009)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch / 17 inch (Mid 2010)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch / 17 inch (Early 2011)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch / 17 inch (Late 2011)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch / 15 inch Retina (Mid 2012)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch (Late 2012)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch (Early 2013)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch (Late 2013)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch (Mid 2014)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch (Early 2015)Yes
MacBook Pro 15 inch (Mid 2015)Yes
MacBook Pro 13 inch / 15 inch (2016)Yes
MacBook Pro M2 (2022)Yes

iMac

Model NameHeadphone Jack?
iMac 20 inch / 24 inch (Early 2009)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch / 27 inch (Late 2009)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch / 27 inch (Mid 2010)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch / 27 inch (Mid 2011)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch / 27 inch (Late 2012)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch / 27 inch (Late 2013)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch (Mid 2014)Yes
iMac Retina 5K 27 inch (Late 2014)Yes
iMac Retina 5K 27 inch (Mid 2015)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch (Late 2015)Yes
iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch (Late 2015)Yes
iMac Retina 5K 27 inch (Late 2015)Yes
iMac 21.5 inch (2017)Yes
iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch (2017)Yes
iMac Retina 5K 27 inch (2017)Yes
iMac ProYes
iMac Retina 4K 21.5 inch (2019)Yes
iMac Retina 5K 27 inch (2019)Yes
iMac Retina 5K 27 inch (2020)Yes
iMac M1 24 inch (2021)Yes

Will Apple Remove The Headphone Jack From The Macbooks?

No, Apple does not seem to b

removing the headphone jack from their Macbooks. This is because there is absolutely no reason for Apple to do so. The chassis of the MacBooks are large enough such that the removal of a headphone jack will lead to no indicative change even if the jack is removed.

Moreover, Apple is actively improving the headphone jack over time. For instance, the later lineups of MacBooks (2021 and later) have a high impedance 3.5mm headphone jack which allows for better audio quality. 

Conclusion

The Macbook remains one of the only Apple devices that still have the headphone jack. With ports like the MagSafe being reintroduced, it looks like the brand is focusing on bringing in as much utility as possible to their devices rather than opting for the previous minimal design.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does MacBook Still Have Headphone Jacks?

Yes, the MacBook still has a headphone jack. In fact, every model of the MacBook since its release has some sort of audio input cable, with the latest being a 3.5mm headphone jack.

What Earphones Are Compatible With MacBook?

All headphones that have a 3.5mm headphone jack or ones that are compatible with laptops/mobiles /PCs are also supported on a MacBook. In essence, there’s no special standard that’s needed for a headphone to work with a MacBook.

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