There have been a number of rumors flying around the cyberspace that Apple might be reinventing the wheels on the MagSafe for its MacBook line which is a polarizing news that some like while others hate it.
We can derive some facts from the newly released iPhone 12 series which introduced the MagSafe technology in a different form to the device and while this was well received by a number of Apple fans considering the fact that one can easily have a number of accessories latched on the back of their iPhone 12 is a good thing but how far is Apple willing to go about dropping off the USB Type-C which seems to be gold standard of charging since 2019 in favor of the good old MagSafe.
The rumor has it that the duo Macbook Pros which measures 16-inch and 14-inch respectively will sport the Apple Silicon chipset, MagSafe while the TouchBar and the USB Type-C port will all be ousted for good.
The MagSafe served its purpose and the intelligence behind it might be great as to preventing accidental trips over charger cables that could potentially bring down the MacBook from where its being charged but those accidents aren’t very common which doesn’t legitimately confirm the reinvention of the Magsafe but that’s from my point of view.
And another reason nobody ever want the Magsafe back is due to the fact that it was a proprietary accessory which meant that losing it would require spending some cash trying to get another compared to USB-C which is much more common nowadays and almost everywhere.
When it seems Apple was finally listening to its customers whereby any user who formerly owned any PC can easily use their USB Type-C to power up their MacBook or use that of the MacBook on other computers which seems to be a win-win situation but Apple had always be known to make things theirs to the point of creating custom screws in their devices.
While I’m not entirely against the reinvention of the MagSafe but considering the powerful charging brick of the MacBook which produces between 30W, 61W and 96W and using USB-C to USB-C meant that I can easily power up any other device I own using the same cable since it’s more of a universal charging port rather than proprietary.
Earlier we published a list of best and affordable power bricks most of which have support for USB-C input which meant that anybody could possibly get one for under US$50 and use it for their MacBook in case they damaged or lost the one that came with their MacBook.
However, if the reintroduction of the MagSafe will mean the death to this versatility whereby Apple will be bringing back that so-called “ecosystem” vibe which you cannot escape unless you buy everything from Apple, then the reintroduction of the Magsafe might just be a bad idea at least from most user’s stand point.