Apple brings MagSafe 3 to the new MacBook Pro
Apple brings MagSafe 3 to the new MacBook Pro

Apple abandoned MagSafe five years ago when it switched to USB-C for charging on its latest laptops. But MagSafe 3 brings the familiar quick disconnect connector back to the latest line of MacBook Pro laptops.

The new MagSafe port has a well-known fast magnetic release that the company developed in 2006 that prevents your laptop from falling to the ground if someone steps over the power cord.

Unlike the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros have ditched the Touch Bar in favor of physical buttons and brought back additional HDMI and SDXC ports.

Less common additions are a new groove on top of the small LED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and LED indicators.

But for people with more wires, the MagSafe back might be the most important advantage.

According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro can still be charged via USB-C. But the updated MagSafe 3 connector delivers more power than before.

In the absence of detailed specifications, the company stated that the delivery speed is very fast. MacBook Pro can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes.

This means you can leave the MagSafe 3 charger at work, as you lift the heavy loads. You can take a smaller, less powerful charger with you. This is the case when using your laptop as a web browser.

You can still use the Thunderbolt port to charge Apple devices

The company's specs page shows that the two new MacBook Pros will continue to charge with USB-C charging cradles. This 2-meter MagSafe 3 cable has a USB-C connector that can be plugged into the charger.

When ordering a new 14-inch MacBook Pro. If your laptop has an M1 Pro octa-core processor, you'll get a 67W USB-C power adapter.

When you order the M1 Pro with CPU or the M1 Max with 10 cores, you also get a 96W USB-C power supply.

Anyone who buys a new 16-inch MacBook Pro will get a 140W USB-C charger and a 2-meter USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable.

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