Why they would drop MagSafe for the new MacBooks

therealseebs

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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.
 

adamjackson

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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.
 

KBS756

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do these USB C shaped Thunderbolt ports detach well? or are we gonna be flinging these across the room
 

audirs5

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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.
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.
 

adamjackson

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

Fidgetyrat

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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.
 

jerry16

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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.
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.
 
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fobia79

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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.
 

TheFluffyDuck

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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.
 
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poorcody

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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...
 

poorcody

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