No Magsafe...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think I can live without Magsafe. Will there be magnetic latch solutions that utilize one of the USB-C ports? Do they already exist for the Macbook?
     
  2. chabig macrumors 601

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    You don't want that. On the older MacBooks with MagSafe, the cable would (obviously) disconnect if pulled, but it wasn't a problem because the machines are battery powered. On the new machines, however, those USB-C ports carry data as well as power. You don't want those cables to disconnect so easily.
     
  3. AustinIllini macrumors G3

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    Yeah, no Magsafe is garbage if you have animals, children, or are clumsy.
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Having had laptops forever, I can say that I have never pulled one to floor despite have tripped over plenty of power cords.
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors G3

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    You're pretty much the only one. It doesn't take much to pull a USB-C laptop off a table.
     
  6. Mr. Thompson macrumors member

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    I hope Apple reads this stuff. We have pets and real cameras. No MagSafe + no SD card slot = NO $ALE!
     
  7. belltree macrumors 6502

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    disagree.
     
  8. jvr2 macrumors newbie

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    I feel the same way guys, it's upsetting. Before I moved to Macs I had two prior laptops, a Sony Vaio and a heavy brick HP. Both died when the power port became loose from the motherboard (from it being yanked or pressed at an angle etc.). You do not know the frustration and anger when your laptop won't charge unless you hold the power cord at a certain angle or have to wiggle it and try not to move less it stops charging :( and then eventually that stops working all together. I got the Sony re-soldered to the motherboard by a tv repairman shop (lol) and that thing blew up one day while I was using it, I can still smell the strong sulfur to this day. The HP crapped out as well, I never even went through the trouble of wasting money trying to get it re-soldered.

    I moved to Apple and never looked back. I loved the magsafe because I knew what I had been through with conventional power ports found on all other laptops. I've never been afraid of a loose connection with Apple and never had problems with all the Macs I've had with a magsafe. I'm currently rolling with a 2012 13" MBP (non retina) and I was waiting for this announcement to maybe buy new...now I've been looking at the prior 15" rMBP (May 2015) so that I can keep my magsafe and ports but still get somewhat of an upgrade.
     
  9. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The problem is not simply that it can be pulled of tables more easily. The FAR BIGGER problem is that it is a PITA to connect and disconnect it. Also those ports as well as the charger cables are determined to break after less than a year of use, given how hard it is to stuff the plug in there and rip it out.
     
  10. Wrathard macrumors newbie

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    My guess they thought removing the magsafe in favor of providing users the choice to select on which side to charge the laptop was a better idea.
     
  11. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why can't anybody make a thinner adapter than the gigantic Belkin one?
     
  12. SarahKirschbaum macrumors regular

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    I'm either going to buy thew new MBP 15" or get rid of my cat. Can't decide which option just yet.

    I can't count the number of times that the MagSafe adapter has saved my MBP and MBA. (and saved my cat from gentle spanking and other humane punishments like water spray bottles :) :( )

    Perhaps Apple engineers don't have cats, dogs, small children, or clumsy adults in their homes? :(
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Agreed with this thread, no MagSafe, no Sale...
     
  14. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at the ports on the new MBPs.... i can totally see them bringing back magsafe in the next iteration.

    They did it with the first unibody when they took out firewire and brought it back in the second revision.
     

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