New MacBook Does not Include Power Extension Cable

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shenan1982, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    So most of you probably haven't noticed this.

    You're going to basically get what you get with an iPad... the unit... a AC brick, and a USB cable to charge the device... but wait, there's one more thing....

    - Every laptop Apple has ever sold comes with a wall plug to go from the wall to the brick as an extension. Not anymore. That'll cost you extra ($19 more)

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...137941b098a&fs=f=12inchmacbook&fh=4098%2B44c7

    - Every replacement power cable Apple has ever sold has come with the above extension, and the ability to at least get you power from the wall to your laptop. Not anymore. That'll cost you an extra $19 for the extension, and another $29 for the USB-C to get you from the wall to the power brick...

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...137941b098a&fs=f=12inchmacbook&fh=4098%2B44c7

    and

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...137941b098a&fs=f=12inchmacbook&fh=4098%2B44c7

    and

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...137941b098a&fs=f=12inchmacbook&fh=4098%2B44c7

    I can't believe that for $49, they make you buy a $29 and a $19 adaptor to make a complete power cord. I get customization, but don't you think if they're selling a "power adaptor" it should at least be able to power the laptop?

    This is great for the stock price... not so great for overall user experience when they think they're getting everything they need from some of these accessories.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The MacBook comes with that cable. The item you linked is if you want an extra one.

    http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs/
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, it comes with a brick and a cable to connect the brick to the laptop.

    It does NOT come with the $19 extension currently included in EVERY laptop which connects the wall to the brick if you need the extra length, or want to plug into a tight surge protector which may not have adequate room for the brick to plug directly in....

    Nor does the $50 power brick come with either of the above two items. LOL Read Again!
     
  4. flur macrumors 68000

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    LOL. 2m is a bit short for a laptop, no? Hope we all work directly next to sockets.
     
  5. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can you READ? How many times do I have to re-post it before you READ?

    READ:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...137941b098a&fs=f=12inchmacbook&fh=4098%2B44c7

    "MacBook computers featuring a USB-C port and requires a USB-C Charge Cable (sold separately)."

    What part of sold separately do you not comprehend?

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    They sell it for iPad. They sell it for iPhone. Now they sell it for MacBook. Get used to it, because it's printed in black and white on the Apple website!

    Instead of arguing, try reading the product description!
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook

    Can you read?
     
  7. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can. Look again at what I am talking about. If you buy an EXTRA power adaptor, you also have to buy an EXTRA usb-c cable, and an EXTRA extension if you want the full "power adaptor" as every previous one sold.
     
  8. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    No need to be rude. :rolleyes:

    This is exactly the same as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You buy both the lightning cable and the wall brick separately. Has always been this way. The reason being that it is rare for the whole power connector to break. That way you can easily replace parts of the charter without the cost of having to buy a whole set.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I see now that the brick is, indeed, separate, unlike all other Apple notebook adapters.
    Those aren't power bricks for the iPad or iPhone, like they are for Mac notebooks. Those are simply adapters to convert from AC to USB.
     
  10. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    well the "what's in the box" doesn't mention the extension. But then it's not mentioned on the MBA either. Hard to believe they would only give 2m of plug-laptop distance.
     
  11. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Take a screen shot. SHOW me where THIS product is in the box.

    It's NOT. Weather you buy a Macbook or a "Power Adaptor" NEITHER come with this... both are sold separate.

    If you buy a "Power Adaptor" both would have to be purchased on top of the power adaptor to have the same set.

    Yes I realize this is how iPhone and iPad are, which is my point. We're getting less for the money now.
     

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  12. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    It is with the macbook pro

    What’s in the box.
    MacBook Pro
    Power adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
     
  13. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    the heck it doesn't....
     

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  14. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm missing something but my family has purchased over 8-10 iPhones and iPads and each device came with a charging cable and "brick" that plugs into the wall. Or, are you using the term "brick" to refer to something else?
     
  15. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Time to believe! It's the new Apple. Stock price trumps customer satisfaction.

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    Try reading from the top down. This is a Macbook thread, not an iPhone nor iPad thread.
     
  16. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    Well since you just invented USB power you must know what you are talking about.
     
  17. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Right, I was looking at another page.
     
  18. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you quite understand. If Apple bundled the lightning cable and wall adapter together, it will be more expensive to purchase. So they split it to spread the cost.

    I'm guessing that Apple did this with the new MacBook because maybe the USB-C connecter is more expensive to manufacture.

    [Edit] Oops, I think I may have misread this thread. I thought we were talking about purchasing cables from the Apple Store separately. Not whats bundled in the box. My bad
     
  19. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Hey Shenan,

    Calm down. Why are you so negative? Seriously, if you don't like the product don't buy it. Sheesh.

    Second of all I have read every post in this thread and people are posting that "this is the same as the iPad and iPhone". Well, every single Apple device I have purchased (and that's well over 15 in total easily) came with a power cord and "brick" to connect to the wall. I'm just stating, if this is correct, the people who are posting that iPads and iPhones come without a charging device for the wall are incorrect.

    And again...you need to calm down. Sheesh.
     
  20. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sets a dangerous precedent ... given Apple has ALWAYS included all 3 of the items (though previously 2 of 3 were connected together)... and people already complain about how cheaply made and how expensive the USB blocks and USB cables Apple makes are... so we'll see...

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    Well I've bought cars... and they come with gas tanks... so should I assume that if I buy a Bicycle, that it should come with a gas tank? An iPad\iPhone is a phone\tablet. A Macbook is a computer. iPad\iPhone have ALWAYS in the history of Apple come with a brick, and a connection cable (mainly because the cable must detach to be able to sync). Never in the history of Apple have they not included the complete package with a LAPTOP.

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    How is it negative? Should I talk about how amazing it is that they have broken history in an effort to squeeze more money out of an already expensive product? Then I'd be called a fanboy for supporting the bad decisions Apple makes.

    I'm not worked up because of Apple doing this, I'm worked up because of the ludicrous responses on here saying yeah that's what Apple does on their iPhone. I don't go on a Samsung Galaxy Forum and say yeah Samsung included an ice maker with my Samsung Fridge so they should with my Galaxy Tab. Jeez.

    I just wish people would read before responding. No less than 3 people responded not even having read what I posted, defending Apple. If you want to support it, fine, I was simply pointing out the fact. YOU are the one being so defensive of Apple. It's like you don't have a right to expect anything from them as a customer. Jeez
     
  21. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    You keep going on being "angry" at an optional product you don't have to purchase. I think you have too much time and energy on your hands. In terms if you being negative, perhaps you need to re-read what you have been posting.
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I didn't invent USB power. The iPad/iPhone can be charged via USB from either a computer USB port or from an AC outlet. The adapter just converts the form of the connector, and doesn't function like MagSafe adapters.
     
  23. maclook macrumors 65816

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    Someone give that man $20 so he can afford that power cord, please.
     
  24. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The irony is I've never actually used the extension. LOL
     
  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Ah, right. Sorry, many of us misunderstood you. In that case, yeah Apple is giving us less now which sucks.
     

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