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Apple may create a MagSafe to USB-C adapter

Apple may create a MagSafe to USB-C adapter


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Apple’s MagSafe charger is essentially dead for all intents and purposes, replaced on all modern MacBooks by USB-C chargers. Yes, you can still find a MagSafe port on the MacBook Air, but you should not buy that laptop under any circumstances. It turns out, it may not be dead for long, as it seems a MagSafe to USB-C adapter may eventually show up in an Apple Store near you.

A newly published patent filed by Apple last year and surfaced by Mashable shows that Apple is interested in a MagSafe to USB-C adapter, which would allow newer MacBooks to use the MagSafe cable. Despite Apple’s pivot away from the breakaway charging cable, people still love it — since it doesn’t cause your laptop to crash to the ground when you trip over the cable — and the option to choose between USB-C and MagSafe would be great.

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Other companies like Griffin are already a step ahead, offering MagSafe-like breakaway USB-C cables, which is a nice option for $40. Ironically Apple filed for this patent on the same day Griffin announced its BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C adapter last year, which may or may not be a coincidence (probably not). Whether Apple actually builds and releases the adapter is a different question, but we can still hope.