New MacBook Pros chargeable via MagSafe 3 or Thunderbolt 4

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Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro and 14-inch MacBook Pro models feature multiple ways to charge, including MagSafe 3 or the trio of Thunderbolt 4 ports.

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Credit: Apple


The new MacBook Pro models feature the return of a MagSafe-style charger. The new MagSafe 3 connector is designed to deliver more power into a system, Apple says. And, of course, it connects magnetically, reducing the trip hazard.

However, unlike previous MagSafe-equipped Macs, the new MacBook Pro models can also charge via Thunderbolt 4. There's a total of three Thunderbolt 4 ports on the new machines.

The new MacBook Pro models come with a 67W USB-C power adapter for the eight-core M1 Pro and a 96W USB-C power adapter for the 10-core M1 Pro or M1 Max. They'll also ship with a braided USB-C to MagSafe cable, though users will be able to purchase a new one for $49.

Apple has yet to reveal charging differences between Thunderbolt 4 and MagSafe 3. However, at its Unleashed event Monday, Apple said that the new MacBook Pro models will support a Fast Charge feature that can deliver up to 50% battery life in just 30 minutes.

The new M1 Pro and M1 Max systems also deliver similar performance while on battery as they offer when plugged in, Apple said.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Actually only the 14” models come with a 96W adapter. The 16” models come with a 140W adapter. 
    caladanianwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 4
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,428member
    This is perfect - you can use a hub if you want and still have the convenience and safety of MagSafe. 

    I'll probably do just that - leave a MagSafe cable in my bag for travel and plug the USB C cable from the hub on my desktop.
    williamlondonbadmonkstompywatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 4
    The specs for the M1Max 16” MacBook Pro shows a 140W USB-C Power Supply. This power supply is also available as an accessory. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 4
    crowleycrowley Posts: 9,082member
    escargot said:
    Actually only the 14” models come with a 96W adapter. The 16” models come with a 140W adapter. 
    Presumably a large chunk of the extra wattage is for fast charging, I hope a MacBook Pro under load can be powered and charged (even if it is slowly) by a dock that provides a lower charge.  My CalDigit TB3 can provide 85W.
    watto_cobra
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