“According to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple might launch a USB-C adapter with MagSafe functionality to return easy-on, easy-off functionality to a fully upgraded MacBook lineup, expected for unveiling at next week’s ‘Hello Again’ media event,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Kuo in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider predicts the MagSafe-esque adapter will either be rolled out by Apple or a third-party, citing supply checks and continued customer interest in the venerable breakaway design,” Campbell reports. “Apple began migrating its laptops toward an all-in-one USB-C charging and data transfer solution with the 12-inch MacBook last year, a design shift expected to continue with revamped MacBook Pro models announced on Oct. 27. ”
“In addition to the MagSafe adapter, Kuo predicts Apple’s next-generation MacBooks to incorporate processors from Intel’s Skylake family,” Campbell reports. “Other notables include a new 2TB SSD storage tier and displays featuring an oxide panel for better image quality and energy efficiency.”
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MacDailyNews Take: MagSafe-esque USB-C adapters are not new, but they are a great idea, if we don’t say so ourselves.
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. — MacDailyNews Take, March 11, 2015, two days after the new MagSafe-less MacBook was unveiled
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