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Sun, 15 Nov 2009

Apology to Apple: I Was Wrong

Earlier today, I whined about Apple’s deletion of the line-in port on my MacBook Pro. Today, while fiddling with sound settings, I discovered by accident that there is a line-in port.

Careful inspection of the case showed only one possible candidate, clearly labelled for audio output. Just for giggles, I plugged in an audio input and told QuickTime to record it and presto, that worked.

It still seems silly to make one receptacle do dual duty, but I can live with that. It seems worse than silly to mislabel it, but at least I now know that it serves two functions. Hopefully, anybody who took any notice of my post yesterday will now know the truth.