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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced that color-matching USB-C to MagSafe 3 charging cables for the new MacBook Air will be available to purchase separately. The cables are listed as "coming soon" on Apple's online store, with pricing set at $49 each in the United States.


The cable will be available in the same color options as the new MacBook Air, including Space Gray, Silver, Midnight, and Starlight. The cable is also compatible with the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models released last year.

The cable, which also comes in the box with the new MacBook Air, is two meters long and features a woven design for added durability.

Apple's full product description:
This 2-meter charge cable features a magnetic MagSafe 3 connector that helps guide the plug to the charging port of your Mac notebook. Pair it with a compatible USB-C power adapter to conveniently charge your notebook from a wall outlet and take advantage of fast-charging capabilities. The magnetic connection is strong enough to resist most unintended disconnects, but if someone trips on the cable, it releases so your Mac notebook stays put. An LED turns amber when the battery is charging and green when it's fully charged. Made with a woven design for long-lasting durability.
Apple has not provided a specific release date for the cables.

Article Link: Apple Lists MagSafe Cable in Four Colors for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro for $49


macrumors newbie
Jun 6, 2022
Kinda unrelated question, does anyone know of an USB-C / Lighting cable that is thin and flexible like the new MagSafe cable?


macrumors member
May 23, 2017
this is way overdue, but at someone who travels with a power adapter with extension cord, this doesn't give me the true color uniformity i want.

nice option for those who can get away with shorter charging distances though!


macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2016
Looks like they didn't want to do the charging bricks in the same system colors, so instead they made that 'awkward color change' on the cable itself, but I'm sure cost/prominence was a factor. These connectors have a white USB-C connector to match the white charging brick. with the rest of it matching the system's color, including the cable.


macrumors 6502
Feb 1, 2013
The charger is behind my couch. 2 meters doesn't cut it. I will continue to use a 3 meter USB-C cable until Apple sells 3 meter long MagSafe cables.
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macrumors 6502a
Jul 25, 2009
Kansas City
Have had my 14" MBP since late last year. Didn't realize, ignorantly, until just a couple days ago that the MagSafe cable could be removed from the standard power brick. 🤣
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