New MagSafe 2 connector

auero

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So with this new MagSafe 2 connector I assume the other adapters will be rendered useless?

But what about those of us with Thunderbolt and Cinema Displays? What do you think they'll do with our power issue?

Edit: Found the answer on the specs page of the new retina macbook pro.
 

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fs454

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Most likely an adapter will exist, it seems that the new magsafe is just wider due to the smaller footprint it can take up.

:edit: nice, called it sort of. haha.
 
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ljonesj

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i know they are plentiful now but what about the people that have the older wider mag safes i have a 2010 13in macbook pro
 
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Rizzm

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I'm not sure if the connector is actually any different. If you look at the tech specs on the new MacBook pro you can see a picture of the connector. If that's any indication then they may have just made the right angle design a straight plug and have the same size connector.

It looks an awful lot like an iOS device plug. Perhaps they're integrating a single charger for all devices!
 
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DinoMachino

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Unified Magsafe?

It looks an awful lot like an iOS device plug. Perhaps they're integrating a single charger for all devices!
You know.... I wonder what the dimensions of that weird 'dock port' opening at the bottom of those leaked new iPhone casings are....

Magsafe sure would make putting the iPhone on a dock/charging station/whatever pretty dang slick n' quick (pardon the sudden onset of a southern accented dialect).
 
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greenythebeast

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Did they seriously go back to the T-plug design? I hate that design since you can't lie the computer on its side if it's charging :(
 
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Hustler1337

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Did they seriously go back to the T-plug design? I hate that design since you can't lie the computer on its side if it's charging :(
I agree. I absolutely hate the new design of the MagSafe connector, it seems like they took a step backward with that and it looks hideous and undesirable from a practical point of view. Here's a picture taken from The Verge:



Edit: isn't this going to cause the fraying problems we saw with the previous style and the influx of lawsuits against Apple? https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1272321/
 
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Stetrain

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People seem to think that that design works better at the primary purpose of the magsafe, which is detaching when the cord gets pulled. That's probably more important on a lighter laptop.

If you want to use your old L-style, you can get the adapter (which looks pretty nice actually).
 
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