The iPhone 12 range has allowed Apple to relaunch its MagSafe technology, paving the way for several magnetic accessories. The Cupertino company could also put it back on its MacBooks.
MagSafe technology seems to have a future for Apple again. Resurrected on the iPhone 12 range, it could make a comeback on MacBooks, reports Bloomberg in an article published on January 15. The media is supported by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, specialist in products marketed by the Cupertino company. The magnetic connector – proprietary – has disappeared from computers since 2015.
Some MacBook users might therefore welcome the return of MagSafe, whose main interest is to offer secure and more convenient charging (there is nothing to plug in). The other advantage of MagSafe? You will never make your computer waltz with your feet in the cable, the magnets are not strong enough. Despite everything, the possible return of this interface on MacBooks questions a few points. Formerly criticized, USB-C now meets all expectations, in addition to being well anchored in uses.
Return of MagSafe on future MacBooks?
MagSafe could involve cohabitation with USB-C ports, which would still be able to power the battery. This is already the case on the iPhone 12, which have not abandoned the Lightning port and offer MagSafe as an option (accessories are sold separately). This association would make it possible to benefit from the advantages of both, depending on the situation. However, MagSafe would add yet another proprietary cable, a defect removed by USB-C – a universal solution that simplifies everything. With MagSafe, we would also lose the possibility of being able to reload on the right or on the left.
MagSafe would first make its return to the future MacBook Pro, which would be entitled to other evolutions – or regressions – depending on the indiscretions. Apple would be ready to abandon the Touch Bar, a shortcut bar introduced in 2016 which is still struggling to convince. It would be replaced by more classic physical keys. Less plausible, the MacBook could accommodate a multitude of ports, like its ancestors. This backtracking would be beneficial for the user, who would no longer have to invest in expensive adapters. It would also meet the needs of the target: professionals like versatility.
Finally, the design of the future MacBook Pro would be similar to that inaugurated by the iPad Pro equipped with Face ID and taken up by the iPhone 12 (flatter edges). Apple would offer two sizes: 14 and 16 inches. Obviously, this future laptop would have a home processor – the M1 chip, launched at the end of 2020, or a more powerful version.
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