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Shnuggaz

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Feb 22, 2021
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MacRumors recently published an article regarding leaked MBP schematics which included MagSafe. This is just speculation but: One reason why they might add MagSafe again is because USB-C PowerDelivery only supports up to 100W. Maybe the M1X requires a higher wattage to run at full power and therefore needs a different charging port. Which could therefore indicate a massive performance jump...
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Doesn't make much sense to me. Apple Silicon is literally 3-4 times more power efficient than Intel Macs, why would they build a laptop that consumes over 100Watts?
 

Moonjumper

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Jun 20, 2009
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Apple Silicon is far more efficient than the Intel processors that Apple are moving away from. They will not require more power.

EDIT: beaten to it by seconds
 

Ma2k5

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Dec 21, 2012
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Doesn't make much sense to me. Apple Silicon is literally 3-4 times more power efficient than Intel Macs, why would they build a laptop that consumes over 100Watts?

I agree. I think it’s just to bring back a feature that was loved - but also it seems like an elegant solution to add the Ethernet port (as they did on the iMac charger). So now you’ll have HDMI, SD Card and Ethernet added. I know some organisations and even people just really want to avoid WiFi - so it’ll satisfy them. Though saying that, I guess technically they could have added the Ethernet to a USB-C port, maybe this way it can share more components with the iMac reducing cost 🤷‍♂️
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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I agree. I think it’s just to bring back a feature that was loved - but also it seems like an elegant solution to add the Ethernet port (as they did on the iMac charger).

That is definitely true, but then again there is nothing preventing them from adding Ethernet to an USB-C power adapter as well.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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MagSafe IS returning to the upcoming 14" and 16" MacBook Pros.

Apple has even included a version of it on the new m1 iMac...
 
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