New power connector on Macs

After my 12″ Powerbook’s connector almost started a fire on Sunday, it’s funny to see Apple today releasing a new power connector. Quoting: “the MacBook Pro notebooks feature Apple’s new MagSafe magnetic power connector, which relies on magnetic coupling to release the power connector in cases where strain is put on the power cord to avoid snag-caused incidents.”

In other words, Apple knew of the problem all along and yet they continued to sell power supplies that their connectors were too thin and fragile, for years. I had two more people contacting me after reading my blog telling me that they had similar damaged connector problems. Another one suggested I buy the Macally power supply for $31 (which I will do) instead of Apple’s $80 rip off version.

I am seriously thinking about a lawsuit though if more people with similar problems join in. I hate court rooms and the like, neither I want money from Apple, I just want them to be more responsible about their product design.

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