T-shaped charger for new MBP?

AnonMac50

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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?
 

Stetrain

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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.
 

AnonMac50

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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.
 
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LinksAwakener

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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...
 

Stetrain

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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.
 

thatsfinebut

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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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