T-shaped charger for new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AnonMac50, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    Looking through the Apple store, and I see the charger for the new MacBook Pro. It looks like its the T-shaped one.

    Anyone gone to WWDC notice if its T-shaped or L-shaped?
     
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  3. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I just saw this on engadget... I prefer the L shaped one but it's not the worst thing ever.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Looks like with the "Magsafe 2" on the new Retina MBP and the updated Air, they have gone back to the T style. It does use a metal connector housing though, rather than plastic like the old T connectors.
     
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    I hope it's more durable. I've had both my T's break within about a year and a half. Both times I was told I wouldn't get a free replacement siting different reasons. This L is OK so far, but it will soon complete a year with it.
     
  6. LinksAwakener macrumors regular

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    I'm personally glad they're going back to the T-shaped charger. It seems a lot of people dislike them, but they pop out so much easier than the L-shaped ones. On more than one occasion, someone has tripped over my cord and my laptop went tumbling. This never happened with my T-shaped charger...
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    If they can keep the cable strong right at the connection point it should be fine. That was the major issue with the T adapters.

    I've actually noticed that the cable insulation on my newer L shaped adapter seems much more soft and prone to damage. Must be a result of trying to keep stuff like PVC out of their cables.
     
  8. thatsfinebut macrumors member

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    I'm glad they went back to the T shape Magsafe. I think it's much easier to plug in the T than the L. I always felt like the L shape of my MBP charger was a downgrade from the T shape of older MBPs.
     

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