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Akrapovic

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Are there any you can recommend that support fast charging (up to 100W) and have minimal protrusion from the adapter plugged into the Macbook?

This one is an adapter, so very flexible. 100W. Includes data transfer.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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We need to all give up on Magsafe making a return. It definitely isnt going to be brought back to our machines in the future.

Agree/Disagree?

Why?

Besides, there are days, when I would like to see a return to internal CD/DVD drives.

Nevertheless, while it is one thing to start a thread stating that "Magsafe" (an excellent idea, by the way and very useful one) is "gone" (even "gone for good"), it is quite another to demand, or insist, that people "move on". Why should they?

Anyway, early because I am a bit of a curmudgeon, and partly because I really do Like MagSafe, I am registering my disagreement.
 
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AnotherSoftwareEngineer

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I moved on in 2016 when I got the new MBP. It turns out having a common charge port among multiple devices is actually pretty great. I can charge my iPad Pro and X1 Carbon with the same cable, and as devices adopt USB-C charging I can use those cables in a pinch as well. Looking forward to iPhones getting on the USB-C bandwagon.

There's 3rd-party cables or adapters or whatever that add a break point. Whether Apple should have done that themselves is debatable. The dedicated MagSafe port was a great idea but its time has passed.
 
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Falhófnir

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Hm, USB C power delivery is capped at 100W so assuming Apple ever made a machine which necessarily exceeded this? Of course that's just baseless speculation, but worth pointing out there's a not too farfetched scenario in which Apple would have to abandon USB C charging.
 
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You can disagree with apple removal but there's a point where people have to admit that Apple is never to return to the "good ol days"

No, I beg to differ.

While I have no issue with threads that argue that the day of the MagSafe (or some other Apple component) is gone, - and one can have a discussion or disagreement about that, preferably civil, - I find it presumptuous if threads, or posts, attempt to adopt a stance of insisting on that others "move on", or presuming to tell others what to do.

To me, this seems extraordinarily arrogant.
 
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To me, this seems extraordinarily arrogant.
Not arrogant, just facing facts. Apple chose a technology and in doing so doomed another to the scrap heap. You can continue to hold onto the ideal that apple will reverse course and re-add the mag-safe but that's highly unlikely. I'm not sure why you consider this extraordinarily arrogant when the removal of mag-safe was done 3 1/2 years ago.
 
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Not arrogant, just facing facts. Apple chose a technology and in doing so doomed another to the scrap heap. You can continue to hold onto the ideal that apple will reverse course and re-add the mag-safe but that's highly unlikely. I'm not sure why you consider this extraordinarily arrogant when the removal of mag-safe was done 3 1/2 years ago.

I think it extraordinarily arrogant to all people "to move on"; the MagSafe just happens to be the topic of discussion and/or disagreement today.

Discuss, debate the removal of the MagSafe, by all means, but the use of this condescending - and yes, to a European, perhaps it is a cultural difference - but I find the use of the term "move on", arrogating to oneself the right to determine how someone else should think about something - extraordinarily arrogant.
 
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I think it extraordinarily arrogant to all people "to move on"; the MagSafe just happens to be the topic of discussion and/or disagreement today.
Is it arrogant to state that its time to face facts? since apple dropped the technology in 2016, and we're about to flip the calendar to 2020? You want to hold on hope that Apple will return to the days of the mag-safe, be my guest. I as others were only stating that it is time to move on. Yes a discussion of USB-C vs. mag-safe is valid, but that doesn't diminish the fact that apple not going to re-add a legacy component that is already being handled by the USB-C port.

by all means, but the use of this condescending
Everyone was being polite and discussing this with maturity - It was you who started with the condescending comments accusing others of being extraordinarily arrogant.

Either way, I can see no further good coming as the tone of the posts seem to be turning rather negative. I personally don't like being called extraordinarily arrogant - I'm out.
 
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