Apple Store Listing MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter as Discontinued

Apple has quietly listed the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter as discontinued on the Apple Online Store in the United States and Canada this week. The converter is required to charge a MagSafe 2-equipped MacBook Air or MacBook Pro when the notebook is connected to a Thunderbolt Display or Cinema Display. The converter still appears to have in-store availability, although for how long remains unknown.

MagSafe to MagSafe 2
Apple discontinuing the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter would prove problematic for Thunderbolt Display and Cinema Display users. The company does include the converter in the box for the Thunderbolt Display, but not being able to purchase a replacement if you misplace one would be an issue. Given that, it is possible that Apple could have larger plans in store.

It could be theorized that Apple may be planning a Thunderbolt Display refresh with MagSafe 2, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2, although that is purely speculation. Rumors have also called for a 5K Thunderbolt Display, but several Mac models would need to be updated to support that technology. We have reached out to Apple for comment and will update this story if we hear back.

(Thanks, Chris!)

Update 5:35 PM PT: The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter is now back in stock in the Apple Online Store.

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SusanK Avatar
121 months ago
Planned obsolescence. Greed. Sales.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
121 months ago
Strange...

Very strange. Maybe it's a mistake. Maybe they've come up with a different type of adaptor that's coming out soon.

Maybe that's what next week's event is all about! New MagSafe adaptors!!!!!

Gary
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klae17 Avatar
121 months ago
Planned obsolescence. Greed. Sales.

If they were that greedy they wouldn't have made the adapter in the first place and force everyone go have to upgrade their power adapters.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
troop231 Avatar
121 months ago
please, please, please put a damn webcam in it.
It already has one?

Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thekeyring Avatar
121 months ago
I guess that means no more non-Retina MacBook Pro?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Packdude Avatar
121 months ago
Show me the money

That means if you lose your converter, you have to go out and buy a new PS. That sucks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)