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anonymous:
I remember when MagSafe was released and when I bought a laptop with it. It was the greatest thing that Apple has ever put in a laptop. It has literally saved me over $10,000 since I can't remember how many times my kids, dog, me, or wife has tripped the cord.


It's insane to me that Apple has abandoned it. I'll have hard time buying a laptop without MagSafe.
8:30 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Vanilla Dry Ice:
"We're Apple, we don't solicit user feedback up here from our ivory tower. Fuck you."
8:45 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
Yes, that was true in the olden days. Now that they have decent batteries you can actually use your device without being tethered to a wall at all times.
8:46 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
ass:
Sorry Grubs, this question was not on the Apple pre-approved question list.
9:02 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
To Be Fair:
>Now that they have decent batteries you can actually use your device without being tethered to a wall at all times.

You still need to charge it at some point.
9:11 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
First of all before MagSafe the power cables was a design that went deep Into the power port. USB-C is relatively shallow. Then you have a huge difference in usual battery life by about 4–5x. That said, if you need a breakaway cable then fucking buy one.
9:26 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
>Yes, that was true in the olden days. Now that they have decent batteries you can actually use your device without being tethered to a wall at all times.

Idiotic comment. Battery has not improved that much at all. It still takes hours to charge and when the laptop is not plugged in, your CPU throttles a lot. That's why a lot of people leave it plugged in a lot.
9:53 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
> That said, if you need a breakaway cable then fucking buy one.

Is that you, Tim? Are you trying to sell me even more fucking cables and adapters? Just fucking rename Apple Store to Adapter Store already!

And BTW, breakaway USB-C cables work like shit. They're unreliable and way too easy to trip. MagSafe is much better.
9:55 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
CarlJ:
>Is that you, Tim? Are you trying to sell me even more fucking cables and adapters? Just fucking rename Apple Store to Adapter Store already!

Apple doesn't sell one. Griffen does. Can't you look anything up?


>And BTW, breakaway USB-C cables work like shit. They're unreliable and way too easy to trip. MagSafe is much better.

What's inherent to a USB-C charging cable that makes magnets less magnetic? Nothing, but you made a BS answer and you'll probably go on telling people that magnets are worse when paired with USB.
10:11 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
>Apple doesn't sell one.

Who are you trying to fool?


this pic has been shared on twitter over 5000 times:

![DONGLES](https://i.sli.mg/642wmD.jpg)
10:24 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
You're plugging it in wrong:
MagSafe = proprietary = sucks

Forgot to pack your MagSafe charger on holiday (or your charger broke) - good luck!

Want to charge your Mac from a USB battery pack - good luck!

I bet all you naysayers haven't even tried the cord - USB-C yanks out easily, much more so than the precursor to MagSafe which had a far larger and deeper contact area.

Anyway, if you're regularly tripping over your cables (it doesn't matter, they all look the same) - you're routing them wrong!
10:33 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
The dongles are a feature.

It's better to have a universal plug and you just convert it to what you actually need than to lug around ports you don't need as part of the computer.

Buy a 13-port monster USB3 hub if you really need them all at once. OWC sells one.
10:53 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
addicted:
Ah yes, spending several $100 more, and having to carry a bunch of cables and adapters around, instead of having it integrated flush inside my laptop itself is a feature.

Remind me again why some people considered some of us mac users cultists.
10:57 pm — Wednesday, 2 November 2016
anonymous:
>The dongles are a feature.


You're a motherfucking retard and a sheep.
12:46 am — Thursday, 3 November 2016
anonymous:
I seriously don't understand the "dongle" / "adapter" rage.

You maroons are whipping yourselves into a frenzy over something that has a $30 solution.

Shut. The. Fuck. Up.
2:57 am — Thursday, 3 November 2016
anonymous:
>something that has a $30 solution.


that's PER DONGLE you retard.

and by the time you've acquired all your fucking dongles, you've wasted extra $200 and now you also need a buy a fucking tote bag to lug that shit around.

yet an older MBP doesn't need any of that shit.

now go back to sucking Tim's cock your fucking faggot.
3:48 am — Thursday, 3 November 2016
anonymous:
> that's PER DONGLE you retard.

O NOES, PER DONGLE?! YOU WILL HAVE TO RAID YOUR RETIREMENT FUND!!@#

Educate me. How many 'dongles' do you actually need? What are your use cases such that the new MBP is such a MASSIVE inconvenience for you that it somehow becomes not the best laptop for your needs?

I am dying to find out!
4:01 am — Thursday, 3 November 2016
CarlJ:
>Who are you trying to fool?

"One" was a clear reference to the magnetic breakaway power cable. Griffen is the company that sells the BreakSafe USB-C-to-USB-C cable, dumbass.
5:10 am — Thursday, 3 November 2016
CarlJ:
It's amazing that some idiot is posting a pic of dongles that include the 30-pin connector as if that's a relevant argument for a Mac with USB-C.

Then there's the assassin notion that Apple is stupid for offering a solution for the handful of people that might need a USB-C-to-VGA adapter. Oh, but let's bitch about Apple for not including VGA on the new MBPs.

What a bunch of fucking assholes.

And you can go to Amazon or Monoprice to get the one or two adapters you may never need but might want to get "just in case." And since we're only talking $5–10 each and since USB-C is the fastest, most versatile, universal, and future-forward connector we've ever seen in the history of the PC it's going to be around for a very long time.

And as one person astutely noted, you'll now be able to use anyone's charging cable or have a charging cable everywhere you want without having to pay Apple $80 a pop for their PSU with connected cable. You can even theoretically charge in your car now.
5:18 am — Thursday, 3 November 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Fucking DUMB to remove MagSafe. DUMB DUMB DUMB.
2:14 am — Wednesday, 9 November 2016
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