Without any fanfare, Apple updated the design of its off-the-shelf MagSafe adapters (85 watts) with the arrival of the new 15 ″ and 17 ″ MacBooks Pro. The hole, disclosed today, of TUAW.
The new MagSafe uses an aluminum tip instead of plastic, similar to the MacBook Air (45 watts). With this change, Apple intends to eliminate complaints of fragility of these adapters, which already gave the talk.
The old adapter (60 watts) is still in use in the MacBook line and in the 13-inch model of the MacBook Pro.
Some readers pointed to the fact that newer MacBooks already use the new adapter. The product design page itself, on Apple, proves the gaffe of the TUAW.
Although the new adapter is not that new, the article is still valid to clarify the differences between MagSafes already produced by Apple.
Readers who have already purchased one of the new 13 ″ MBPs have confirmed that they also come with MagSafe type “A”. After all, it wouldn't make sense for Apple to keep the old one in just one model of the new line of professional laptops.