Why they would drop MagSafe for the new MacBooks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Appleaker, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Thunderbolt for Macs.
    Lightning for iOS devices.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    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


    Apr 14, 2010
    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 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    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


    Sep 12, 2016
    across the universe
    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

    Jan 27, 2009
    do these USB C shaped Thunderbolt ports detach well? or are we gonna be flinging these across the room
  8. audirs5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2014
    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 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    Then consider it my favorite thing Apple licensed and built into every notebook they shipped since 2006.
  10. Fidgetyrat macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    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


    Sep 12, 2016
    across the universe
    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

    Jun 15, 2010
    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

    Apr 9, 2015
    I definitely prefer USB C to MagSafe so have not been missing it on my rMB.
  14. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2010
    I can attest to this. I am almost on my third charger in 4.5 years. lol
  15. RobbieTT macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Now you can be on your third MacBook in 4.5 years.
  16. TheFluffyDuck, Oct 27, 2016
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    TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2012
    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 6502a


    Jul 23, 2013
    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

    Feb 10, 2012
    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:
  19. poorcody macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2013
    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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