Apple Patents MagSafe to USB-C Adapter
One of the big complaints with Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros has been the loss of the MagSafe connector. The breakaway connector has saved many laptops from destruction caused by tripping over one’s power cord.
A patent application published last week and filed a little over a year ago reveals that Apple has already designed a MagSafe to USB-C adapter that could be used for its notebooks.
Connector adapters that may have a MagSafe connector receptacle and a Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector insert. This may allow MagSafe chargers to be used to charge devices having Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector receptacles. This also may provide the breakaway characteristic of a MagSafe connector system for a device that does not include a MagSafe connector receptacle. Other adapters may have other types of magnetic connector receptacles and connector inserts.
Despite the patent, it’s unclear if Apple has any plans to release such an adapter. It would have made the most sense to make it available alongside the new MacBook Pro.
You can find the full patent details at the link below…