First MacBook Pro with Retina Display locking mechanism now available

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by axlvtt, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Kaemon macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2009
    So cut the wire, take the macbook, and then remove the case carefully since its just a case. Gotcha.

    Yeah its worthless, then again those locks are pointless as well in the first place.
  2. Panini macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
    Palo Alto, CA
    Yeah, but 99% of thefts don't happen like that. If somebody wanted to steal your macbook really bad, not even the old protection is going to help.

    This is great for the 99% of thefts where you just leave it alone in the library while you say hi to a friend. People don't usually carry around metal-cutting scissors.
  3. axlvtt thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2012
    Obviously you aren't in their target market then, because locks are not pointless to users like myself. Sure cables can be cut, just like bicycle cables can be cut. When I am studying in the library and I need to step outside for a quick break or use the restroom, having that extra step of protection can be a godsend. Potential thieves will have to cut the cable in a public place, which is many cases can be a deterrent.
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I hope you buy a better lock than the one that comes with. That is a very pickable lock. Thieves wouldn't have to cut the cable. Best option is put laptop in bag, go to restroom/take break/whatever and come back.

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