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Apple sells a
2 converter to allow use of older-style
adaptors with newer Apple laptops.
Apple released Rev B of the Thunderbolt Display (model MC914LL/B) which includes a
2 adaptor to the charging cable built into the display.
Apple formerly offered a “
Airline Adapter” for use on certain compatible airplanes. It had a DC input (instead of AC like the original
chargers) and would power the computer, but would "not" charge the battery.
Some Apple desktop displays included a
connector cable which allowed charging of Apple laptops.
The MacBook and the 13-inch MacBook Pro use a 60 W
charger, whereas the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro use an 85 W
charger. The MacBook Air has a lower-powered 45 W version of the
adapter. The power brick is smaller, but the
connector is the same as on the 60 W and 85 W chargers. Apple has made it clear that an adapter with the same or higher wattage than originally provided may be used without problems.
There had been a variety of reports of the newer
AC adapter not working with older
-powered MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Apple released a firmware update in October 2010 that it claims resolves this issue. However, the installer for the firmware update will not run on certain older MacBooks, which means that the firmware can not be updated. This, in turn, means that it is not possible to use the new
power adapter with these MacBooks. Since mid-2010, it is not possible to buy new replacement
AC adapters (either from Apple or third-party suppliers) that work with these MacBooks, forcing owners to look for used original adapters.
In 2011, Apple posted a support document about the strain-relief problems with the MPM-1 ("T")-style
power cables, and issued settlement offer for buyers of Apple 60 W or 85 W
MPM-1 adapter within the first three years of purchase.
Apple has been phasing out the
connector; the relaunched MacBook and fourth-generation MacBook Pro replaced it with USB-C ports used for charging and data sync. , the MacBook Air is currently the only remaining device to use the
The basic concept of
is copied from the magnetic power connectors that are part of many deep fryers and Japanese countertop cooking appliances since the early 2000s in order to avoid spilling their dangerously hot contents. Apple was granted on
("Magnetic connector for electronic device", issued in 2007) as
was deemed to be a sufficient improvement due to the connector being symmetrical and reversible, and the fact that magnets within a connector are arranged in opposing polarities for improved coupling strength.
In 2008, Apple posted an official response acknowledging problems with
adapters, which include incomplete circuit connection and adapter's white insulation separating from the magnetic end of the
connector. Following the release of a Knowledge Base article, a class-action lawsuit was filed on May 1, 2009, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California's San Jose office, alleging that the
power adapter is prone to frayed wires and overheating, and as such represents a fire hazard. Apple has since released a new connector to remedy the defects.
Several methods have been devised to protect the
from failure, including wrapping the cable with tape or sliding protective plastic around the cable.
The 2010 models include two speakers for stereo sound while earlier versions have one speaker located under the keyboard. The 2012 model has a 1280×720 FaceTime HD Camera, replacing the previous 640×480 iSight camera. The 2012 model replaces USB 2 with USB 3, and uses the
2 instead of the
connector for charging. The 2015 model updated the Thunderbolt port to Thunderbolt 2.
, a magnetic charging connector, has been replaced with USB-C charging. Unlike
, which provided an indicator light within the user’s field of view to indicate the device's charging status, the USB-C charger has no visual indicator. Instead, the MacBook Pro emits a chime when connected to power. The Macintosh startup chime that has been used since the first Macintosh in 1984 is now muted by default. The laptop now boots automatically when the lid is opened.
For the unibody polycarbonate MacBook (2009), the ports from left to right are the
power connector, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, 2 USB 2.0 ports, audio out and Kensington Security Slot.
power adapter of MacBooks has been known to fray, break, and stop working. Following a lawsuit, Apple replaces these adapters for US residents with affected adapters, purchased (or received as a gift) with computers or as an accessory.
connector pins allow for the adapter to be inserted in either of two orientations. The first and second pins on each side of the tiny central pin have continuity with their mirror pins.
Apple settled a U.S. class action in 2011 regarding the older T-shaped
power adapters. Apple agreed to replace the adapters with newer adapters, and to compensate customers who were forced to buy replacement adapters.
Note that all portable models come with
2 (besides the MacBook and fourth generation MacBook Pro) power connectors. Also note that the configuration and manufacturing of a specific Mac can slightly alter the mass and weight.
The ports are all on the left edge; on early models, from left to right, they are the
power connector, Gigabit Ethernet, mini-DVI, FireWire 400, 2 USB 2.0 ports, audio in, audio out and Kensington Security Slot.
has connector pins that are designed so the rectangular connector can be inserted in either orientation (however, the L-shaped version of the connector can only be fitted in one orientation without blocking neighboring ports, such as USB). LEDs on both the top and bottom of the connector show green if the computer battery is fully charged and amber or red if the battery is charging.
can be found on the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebook computers, as well as the Apple LED Cinema Display.
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