I don't understand this or the other responses?It's very limiting the way Apple includes such short charging cable with the retina Macbook. Is there any cheap solution to extend the length of the cable??
I don't understand this or the other responses?
The cord is 6' long.....what more do you want? I was surprised it was this long.....most are in the 3-4' range.
The MacBook is mobile and is not normally used while plugged in so why do you need a longer cord?
Not to many products now days that would ship with a cord longer than 6' and most are shorter.The MacBook is a notebook computer and is going to be regularly used as such, no matter how mobile the device is. Sometimes people are sitting at their desk and have a low battery, or don't want to waste valuable charge cycles, and need more cord length than just six feet to reach an outlet. It happens, which is why previous MacBooks shipped with cord extenders...because there was a definite need for them.
Is little more than this, someone likely suggested look how much "we" will save on a projected number of sales, and here we are. Given the price of the rMB it`s really a cheap move on Apple`s behalf, extension cable & basic USB C to A should be in the box, they are not so all the better for Apple, big surprise...Apple is being so cheap by not including the extension cord with the Macbook like other Macbooks
You can get a white 12 foot extension cord for $2.58. Is that cheap enough?
Just because you haven't had a need for a longer cable doesn't mean that it's the same way for everyone else. In college, I needed the extension cable that Apple provided all of the time, especially when you need more juice and have to find an outlet in a crowded classroom. You can't always sit right on top of a power outlet. This is just one example of many.Not to many products now days that would ship with a cord longer than 6' and most are shorter.
Not an Apple issue...and can't say I've ever had the need for a longer cable.
This MacBook is not like previous units either.....its small sleek and very lightweight making it a mobile companion, not a standard notebook IMHO.
Heck, the power cable on my desktop iMac 5k is shorter than the one that comes with the MacBook.
Do what you need to do to make a longer cord but I can't honestly say "why is the charging cord so short..." like the OP suggests.
Give $11 to Amazon and you're all set.I want a longer USB-C, not an AC Extension cord. For some that might be fine, but I dont want the power pack underfoot.
Dude, just need to add the extension cord, then the power cable is longer than any other Mac portable produced All the same Apple is just being cheap omitting it. I have the extension cord with me when I travel, as sometimes power sockets are just not in the right place...IF you need a longer cord then the MacBook isn't for you!