Apple Kills Off Its Famous MagSafe Port on New MacBook Pro

by admin October 30, 2016 at 3:06 am

Back in September, Apple took a bold step by removing the conventional 3.5mm headphone jack from its new iPhone models. Now, the company seems to have continued the trend of replacing the conventional connectivity options with the launch of its new MacBook Pro. However, in doing so, company has removed one of the things that helped the company develop its reputation in terms of design – the MagSafe connector.

The company announced on Thursday at its MacBook Pro launch event that MagSafe 2 charging port on the laptop has been replaced with a Thunderbolt 3 port. The most obvious advantage of this replacement is that the new MacBook Pro can be charged from any of its four Thunderbolt 3 ports. MagSafe charging port, due to its magnetic attachment, prevented the laptop from being yanked if the charging wire was pulled upon.