“When Apple unveiled the new 12-inch MacBook with just a single port (plus a headphone socket), it was doing not just one radical thing, but two,” Ben Lovejoy writes for 9to5Mac. “Reducing a machine to just one port was the first; dropping MagSafe was the second.”
“It’s one of the features that even the most die-hard opponents of Macs tend to grudgingly admit is a good idea. And yet that (very) shiny new MacBook aimed at the largest slice of the MacBook Air market doesn’t have it. Is this a one-off move for a single model, or will we see USB C power replacing MagSafe across the entire MacBook range?” Lovejoy writes. “I think the decision is made: MagSafe is dead, long live USB-C.”
“How big a deal would the loss of MagSafe be in the real world?” Lovejoy writes. “Our own Seth Weintraub made a specific point about the new MacBook:”
"The new MacBook is so light that MagSafe would just pull it off the table when a cord was tripped on – so there was no point"
— Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) March 10, 2015
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote yesterday:
We are Mac users and Mac users embrace change.
Apple leads. The rest of the world follows, as usual.
Now, we would love to see a tiny MagSafe adapter cap (or very short corded adapter) that sticks into the USB-C port for MagSafe power cords. That way we don’t have to regress in the name of progress.
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