Flip and find out why Apple is ditching the iconic startup chime with new MacBook Pro…
Say goodbye to the chime that signals that your computer is booting up, because Apple feels its time for change.
It was first noticed by Pingie.com that the specific FAQ page for the updated MacBook Pro no longer mentioned the sound, and confirmed its disappearance on a working version of the laptop.
Remember that beloved startup chime that Macs are known for? Well the day has come and the chime is no a memory of the past for MacBook Pro.
The Verge reports:
The startup chime has been a fixture on Macs since the late 1990s, and has been used to tell the user that there were no issues with their device when starting up. Its removal may make diagnosing technical problems with the new MacBook Pro models a little trickier, but it should also stop people from inadvertently making loud noises in classrooms, meeting rooms, and other public places — especially as Apple has tweaked the new MacBook Pros so that they turn on whenever they’re opened, even if they were fully shut down.
The chime has changed over the years, and it wasn’t until the iMac G3 that the present chime was used. Apple eventually registered a trademark for the sound in 2012, which described the sound as “a synthesizer playing a slightly flat, by approximately 30 cents, G Flat / F Sharp major chord.”