New MagSafe 2 connector

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  1. auero, Jun 11, 2012
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    auero macrumors 65816

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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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  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  4. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  5. DinoMachino macrumors member

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    Unified Magsafe?

    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).
     
  6. greenythebeast macrumors regular

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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 :(
     
  7. Hustler1337, Jun 11, 2012
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    Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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    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:

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    Edit: isn't this going to cause the fraying problems we saw with the previous style and the influx of lawsuits against Apple? http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1272321
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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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).
     
  9. avalys macrumors 6502

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    Huh? You mean, vertically on edge? You can always lay it on the other side...
     

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