So it's finally here. Apple sent out press invites today for an October 27th event that many are saying is going to introduce new MacBooks and MacBook Pros to the masses. It's about time. But one of the things that seems like a sure thing already is the sad farewell to the MagSafe power connector.
Of all the innovations that Apple has brought to laptop computers in the past decade, the MagSafe (and the MagSafe 2) are the most important to me. When it was introduced in 2006, the MagSafe made all the fears of tripping over a power cord and making your laptop fly across the room a thing of the past. Few laptop manufacturers have introduced an alternative as useful as this power connector and if the roadmap on current MacBooks are any indication, it looks like Apple is looking to drop MagSafe completely for USB-C power and data. This upcoming MacBook/MacBook Pro refresh looks to be about that time to drop MagSafe.
I will be so sad. The MagSafe was and is to this very day my favorite part of the Apple laptop experience. It still feels magical to just plop the connector on and off so easily. Magnets are magical!