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am_Unition  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The day Facebook was diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal cancer

Tripped my /s-meter, for sure.

They're bringing back the magsafe adapter, btw. And there was great rejoicing!





steve  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    They're bringing back the magsafe adapter

I personally hope so... but there are very few things Apple "brings back". I'm a little worried that the rumors floating right now are just that... and that if they did do something MagSafe it would look more like a wireless charging mat not unlike the iPhone thing... I just don't see them re-using old tech. Apple and DJT have that in common: they don't admit when they are wrong. (and I may be the biggest apple fanboi on here)

goobster  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You are right; once something is gone, it's gone for good.

I expect the new MagSafe will not have an indent on the device... instead the adaptor on the end of the cable will be contoured to fit the shape of the device. A problem with MagSafe was junk and metal bits getting stuck in the power port on the laptop.

The new iPads just have three tiny metal pads on the side. I place it into my charging stand, and those pads rest on the stand's pads, and charge the device.

... and I also suspect I am completely wrong ... whenever I have been sure of what Apple would do, they have proven me wrong and come up with something MUCH more clever... :-)

steve  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I expect the new MagSafe will not have an indent on the device... instead the adaptor on the end of the cable will be contoured to fit the shape of the device.

I like the way you think! and also... can completely relate to the following:

    whenever I have been sure of what Apple would do, they have proven me wrong and come up with something MUCH more clever
kleinbl00  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah but they grudgingly bow to pressure. Kinda like how Apple has acknowledged a right-click since OS X.0.0 but a right click Apple mouse didn't exist until what? 2011?

We updated three Macbook Airs to the bad keyboards and have already replaced two of them. They are shite. Meanwhile I have like a dozen cheap Chinese "magsafe" USB adapters in my life and they're fucking spectacular. You'd think Apple could figure this out but they're too busy being special.