Magsafe Swivel Connector

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Resist, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I really like the new design of the Magsafe power cord connector. But both designs still put stress on the cord at the connector, if your Macbook is moved. I hope Apple gives the Magsafe a swivel, so the cord can move more freely as the laptop is moved. Am I the only one thinking this would be a good idea?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It'd be nice, but then Apple would have to deal with worn hinges and that would also be costly to manufacture.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That would be pretty expensive and difficult to develop I think, so chances are that they won't change it. Personally I like my old style connector, as I take good care of it.
     
  4. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I get it that using a swivel, being a moving part, would wear out eventually. But currently the cable installation wears out, due to bending. Just like my iPhone USB power cable does.

    I think a metal swivel would have a longer life span than the cord and be very inexpensive.
     

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