Find Out The Secret, Why Apple Keeps Changing The MacBook Charger
Got the new MacBook charger? No, the new new MacBook charger.
That will be the inevitable conversation in Starbucks stores across the country when Apple debuts the new MacBook in April. The laptop will ditch the company’s patented MagSafe charger in favor of a USB-C port, which also doubles as the connector for devices and monitors.
There’s just a teeny, tiny chance the change may lead to some frustration among those who like the convenience of sharing charging cables, and it reminds us that this is far from the first time Apple has taken similar steps. When it redesigned the MacBook and MacBook Air computers a few years ago, MagSafe got a generational refresh — which, of course, rendered the new laptops’ chargers incompatible with the old ones.
Why on Earth does Apple do this? The gang at College Humor has a profanity-laden theory, which will ring pretty true to anyone who survived the iPhone’s jump from 30-pin connector to Lightning port — instantly rendering all previous cables and accessories obsolete. (Watch above.)
Not that the rapid iteration will get you to stop buying Apple products or anything. Bring on the Apple Watch!
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