Originally Posted by doh123
it fit on the air because they could fit things in at angles. With the flat side, the port doesn't fit. They would have to had made the machine wider to use angles (and look ugly), or thicker.... or make a new port. I think the new port was the best option.
I agree it'd be no good to have a sloped side like the air, if it had then it'd pretty much be a 15" MBA. However, if the flat on each side was just a millimetre or two more, then an "old" Magsafe adapter would have worked fine. The old Magsafe plug isn't exactly fat. With an extra few millimetres they might even have been able to (gasp) have upgradable RAM.
Originally Posted by jragosta
Darned right. Serial, Parallel, and SCSI are good enough for anyone. /s
Funny. Of course there are cases where new ports and standards are necessary, but this new Magsafe connector has been designed purely so that the Macbook can be a tiny smidgen or so thinner. Functionally it's no improvement at all, unlike the change from serial/parallel/SCSI to USB/Thunderbolt. Now people with old chargers or displays have to have yet more adapters. Maybe we should start calling Apple the adapter company, I must have 10 different Apple adapters hanging about. I wonder how long it'll be before we have Magsafe 3 and everyone has to have Magsafe 2 to 3 adapters.
Originally Posted by lukei
New Mac Pro was launched yesterday, it's just on the website not in the keynote. I guess the keynote was full enough!
Yes, so new that even Apple removed the "new" tag.