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Apple Finally Patents MagSafe to USB Type C Adapter

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Apple patents MagSafe to USB Type C adaptor

When Apple first released the new MacBook, many Apple fans were shocked to learn that the company ditched its very own MagSafe power connector. To make matters a bit more frustrating, Apple then decided to do the same thing on the 2016 MacBook Pro. Since then, many Mac users have longed for some sort of MagSafe to USB Type C adaptor that will bring back the same safe usage feature just like the older Macs.

Fast forward to today, it looks like Apple listened to the prayers of millions of Mac users. According to a very recent patent application, it looks like Apple fanboys will have something to celebrate about really soon. Apple was just granted a patent for a MagSafe to USB Type C adaptor. Based on the drawings within the patent application, it looks like the device will be some sort of an accessory very similar to the MagSafe 2 to MagSafe 2 adaptor.

At the moment, this thing is still a patent. There are no certainties that Apple will act upon this patent filing and produce a product accordingly. However, since many consumers are still using the older MagSafe 2 power adaptors, especially on older MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, and MacBooks.

Apple patents MagSafe to USB Type C adaptor

MagSafe to USB Type C adaptor patent (via uspto.gov)

On the other hand, those who cannot wait for Apple to release the said accessory, can opt for an alternative that is available right now. Since the release of the 2016 MacBook Pro, some companies heard the cries of despair from millions of Mac users. Luckily, Griffin was the first one to respond to these outcries.

Griffin was one of the first few companies to release a MagSafe like USB Type C cable for the MacBook and MacBook Pro. The BreakSafe cable works looks very similar to a standard USB Type C cable, however, like Apple power connector, the other end of the cable has a magnetic connection. This magnetic connection breaks off easily in the event that a user accidentally trips over the cable; just like the original MagSafe. This product is available on Amazon and other retailers for $40. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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