WWDC 21: Is this the day Apple resurrects MagSafe?

My hopes have been raised with nearly every WWDC 21 walkup.

From The Verge’s “Apple WWDC 2021: iOS 15, new MacBook Pros, and what else to expect” posted Friday:

Apple’s annual developer extravaganza, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), is coming up fast, kicking off with the keynote presentation on June 7th at 1PM ET. Like last year, WWDC will be an entirely digital and online-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the keynote, that means we can likely expect another tightly produced video highlighting everything Apple has in store.

While we aren’t expecting any announcements on the level of Apple’s shift to custom silicon in its computers, which was WWDC 2020’s big news, Apple presumably has some notable changes in the works for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and its other operating systems. And if the current rumors pan out, we could also see brand-new MacBook Pros with the return of some long-missed features, such as MagSafe charging. (emphasis mine)

My take: Be still my beating heart.

See also: Why oh why did Apple kill MagSafe?

6 Comments

  1. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    I’ll continue to repeat myself, too.
    I’d love to hear Apple make yours/our wishes come true regarding MagSafe’s return to MBP’s but I want to see what M-chip will next be shown.

    But in case they don’t announce MagSafe …

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    • Bart Yee said:
      The M2 will be announced at WWDC, bank on it. How? In one of the “X days till WWDC” graphics, a partially open MacBook Pro had an M2 chip logo on the screen plainly visible.

      Apple is not fooling around here, much bigger shots are being fired across many bows and Apple is calling for developer’s big software ideas to put that massive power to use under MacOS and even IPadOS.

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  2. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    “ Philip, you can keep cursing Tim & Jony forever for rolling out those Non-Magsafe cables you keep tripping over & damaging things but until MagSafe comes back for you, do something to keep safe. Like maybe my wife’s ElecJet USB-C to MagSafe dongle & legacy MagSafe power adapter.
    I’ll keep cursing COVID forever & having to wear masks …
    but I still wear masks. “

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  3. T R said:
    I call this a break-away cable in leu of Magsafe. It works well when I knock my charge cord, disconnecting rather than tugging my MacBook Air off the table. Supports PD. Barely noticeable. (Bought from that place with free shipping if you pay membership.) LEIRUI USB C Extension Cable 1 Feet, USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Type C Male to Female Extension Fast Charging Cable Compatible for Nintendo Switch, Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro $7.50

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  4. John Konopka said:
    Sad. No new MacBook Pro today.

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    June 7, 2021

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