“In these days of countless stories of exploding Dell notebooks and massive Dell power adapter recalls, Apple has seemed relatively immune to these sorts of problems. Every once in a while, some odd thing came along, but it seemed like relatively calm waters. I fear, however, the sense of safety for Mac notebook users may be coming to an end,” Galen Zink writes for Zink Consulting.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TJS” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Why Zink fears that “the sense of safety for Mac notebook users may be coming to an end” is beyond us when the adapters he’s implicating are old PowerBook adapters and not Apple’s currently shipping MacBook ad MacBook Pro adapters. By the way, our last batch of Apple 15-inch Titanium PowerBooks used the adapters Zink is so worried about for 3+ years and had zero problems. If we still had the units, we guess we could post photos of the adapter working perfectly today, too. Like millions of other adapters.
Maybe under certain conditions, the PowerBook adapter used by Zink could fail, maybe not. Zink himself claims no knowledge of a widespread problem. Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro adapters are of different design, so the use of both the phrase “the sense of safety for Mac notebook users may be coming to an end” and the title of Zink’s piece, “Apple Notebook Power Adapters: Dangerous By Design?” are highly questionable. Allow us to employ logic for a moment: if – and that’s a big “if” – there was an issue at all, then “this safety concern for Mac notebook users has come to an end” as Apple no longer ships such adapters with their notebooks and now ships new MacBook and MacBook Pro MagSafe adapters instead.
An anecdote is not necessarily evidence, even if it is on the WWW with some photos accompanied by nonsensical statements.
We now return you to the rest of the online and other media who either can’t read and/or have an agenda and who will now attempt blow Zink’s article completely out of proportion.