Crowdfunding campaign for a USB type C to MagSafe adapter?

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  1. Haswell macrumors regular

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    Do you think we'll see a crowdfunding campaign for a USB type C to a MagSafe adapter?
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    no. apple owns magsafe, no one else will be able to make this...
     
  3. Samuel Bradshaw macrumors member

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    Are there any non-MagSafe magnetic chargers that could have adapters?
     
  4. crucius macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure about crowdfunding it, but I'm sure we will be able to buy one really cheap on eBay soon. I currently have 2 chargers for my MBP that i bought for 15 bucks on eBay, and they work perfectly (and the internals are surprisingly good as well).

    No way I'm going to pay 89 Euro for the dongle.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Magsafe is propriety and apple zealously guards its IP, so there won't be, unless it comes from apple.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    by going to a standard (usb c), the door should be wide open for all sorts of peripherals...perhaps including some sort-of magnetic power connector...
     
  7. crucius macrumors regular

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  8. bjet767 macrumors 6502a

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    Totally impossible, accept by way of an extra circuit.

    The Mag safe charger is the wrong voltage for a USB port of any type.

    The charge circuit in the 12" MB is more akin to the tablet devices and phones. They need a 5 volt input with the appropriate wattage to charge the battery.
     
  9. kalsta macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps energy would be better directed towards Apple's MacBook Pro feedback page? I will be very disappointed if a single USB-C port really is the future of Apple notebooks. I struggle with the number of USB ports on my MacBook Pro as it is, and MagSafe is too good a technology to kill off over some aesthetic obsession with external simplicity and thinness.

    I'd love to see the next MBP come with MagSafe AND and at least three USB-C ports, and I'm telling Apple. Do I think this will actually happen? Probably not, because Apple is stubborn once they run with an idea. But sometimes they listen. It took them years of protesting about the mirror-like glass on iMacs, but they finally included anti-glare screen treatment.
     

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