Wow - power adapter cord storage arms gone too

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chupa Chupa, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    After hemming and hawing since the MBP TB was announced I finally caved this AM because I really expected to upgrade this year and decided waiting was pointless. (15" 2.6 model). Maybe Apple changed its MBP power adapters after the 2012 models, but I was quite saddened to notice the power adapter no longer has the fold-out arms to wrap the power cord around.

    Add it to the long list of items Apple has removed or not included. It's a small thing, yes, but that attention to fine detail is what helped separate Apple from the beige box makers. Steve Jobs wouldn't approve but clearly this isn't Steve Jobs company even in spirit, no matter how many $200 books it dedicates to him.

    Anyway, enjoying the faster machine at least, but it's painful to see Apple become an expensive Dell.
  2. SJTrance macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    That's just one other thing that will be annoying. I use those arms every single day.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I say "good riddance"
    I stopped recommending those cord wraps after the first time I saw one in for service that was wrapped up so tight that the wire was permanently kinked. I though that can't be good, and hoped that Apple would stop supplying something that could so easily cause damage. I'm sure lots of users never wrap that tight, but I saw it dozens of times in an Apple specialist over the last 15 years.
    I have always taught loose loops, keeping that in control with a nice rubber band.
  4. Ataricade Suspended

    Nov 6, 2016
    With a removable cable now the arms had no real purpose anyways. just coil it separate.
  5. dogslobber macrumors 68030


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Do they still supply the Apple logo stickers in the MBP box?
  6. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
  7. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    That's the way I see it. I get it when features are removed it's touchy because What you use everyday I may not care about so it's subjective.

    I'm not sold on a 2016, but being a cord wrapper myself I wouldn't miss this. To me I care about space saving. Detaching the cable from the brick and wrapping separately will take up less space.

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