Why they would drop MagSafe for the new MacBooks

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  1. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    Thunderbolt for Macs.
    Lightning for iOS devices.
     
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  3. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. Why have two different ways to charge your device?

    Another reason I am happy to see Magsafe go is the chargers and cable ends broke a lot.
     
  4. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    I am bummed about losing magsafe. I never had any more trouble with it breaking than anything else, but I had a lot LESS trouble with the port it connected to breaking.

    I have repaired power supply connectors on a couple of laptops this year. None of them had magsafe power connectors, because those don't break and don't need to be repaired.

    I would be fine with having only one way to charge the device, which was magsafe, and using USB only for peripherals. I don't want to lose one of my few peripheral ports to power.
     
  5. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    RIP Magsafe. You'll be missed. My favorite Apple innovation of the last two decades. It's saved me thousands of dollars in laptop damage.
     
  6. jerry16 macrumors regular

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    No glowing Apple. No Magsafe. No SD reader. No standard USB. Touch bar is cool, but not a game changer. Having trouble getting excited about going down this road.
     
  7. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    do these USB C shaped Thunderbolt ports detach well? or are we gonna be flinging these across the room
     
  8. audirs5 macrumors 6502

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    Lol, Apple did not innovate or create the magsafe tech. It was created by a Chinese company that made Rice makers with "magsafe" style power supply.
     
  9. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    Then consider it my favorite thing Apple licensed and built into every notebook they shipped since 2006.
     
  10. Fidgetyrat macrumors regular

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    I honestly don't think i'll be updating my 2008 MBP on this iteration either. Nothing WOW about this new model for me, lots of removed ports I have devices for, no mag safe, and honestly at that price.. wow, and that's the base 15" model. ouch.
     
  11. jerry16 macrumors regular

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    Just checked out the store now that it's online - wow is right. I'm usually not one to scoff too hard at the "Apple Tax" but damn, these prices seem crazy.
     
  12. fobia79 macrumors member

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    The removal of the MagSafe just killed it for me (and the price). I have a 2 year old and that magnetic wonder has saved me millions of times.
     
  13. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I definitely prefer USB C to MagSafe so have not been missing it on my rMB.
     
  14. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816

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    I can attest to this. I am almost on my third charger in 4.5 years. lol
     
  15. RobbieTT macrumors member

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    Now you can be on your third MacBook in 4.5 years.
     
  16. TheFluffyDuck, Oct 27, 2016
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    I totally called it.

    Other than the price and the outdated hardware. The killing of the magsafe was a deal breaker. If they want to kill of the mac by pricing its users out of the market so they focus on mobile, please just release OSX so we can install it on normal hardware without hackintoshing. That would be nice.
     
  17. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    I honestly don't get why this is such a big deal to people... there is already a mag-safe like equivalent for USB-C from Griffin. There are others in the works. You actually get more flexibility this way. Extra cost, true, but relatively small...
     
  18. Murgatroyd314 macrumors regular

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    That's about the same rate I've been replacing chargers. In that time, it's saved my computer once. Small price to pay.

    When I get my new MBP, I'm definitely getting one of these:
    https://griffintechnology.com/us/breaksafe-magnetic-usb-c-power-cable
     
  19. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    Make sure Griffin verifies it is compatible, because their specs say it has a peak power of 60W, but the new MacBook Pro charger is 87W I think (maybe just the 15").
     

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