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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.

Tag: MagSafe

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58 months ago
Planned obsolescence. Greed. Sales.
Rating: 27 Votes
58 months ago

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!!!!!

Rating: 21 Votes
58 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.
Rating: 11 Votes
58 months ago

please, please, please put a damn webcam in it.

It already has one?

Rating: 9 Votes
58 months ago
I guess that means no more non-Retina MacBook Pro?
Rating: 7 Votes
58 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.
Rating: 5 Votes
58 months ago
I just want a new retina thunderbolt display!
Rating: 4 Votes
58 months ago
I think anyone who needed this would have bought it by now. I bought two for both of my old power adapters, and use them happily with my rMBP in several locations. They pretty much stay permanently on the adapter's plug. Apple was smart and made the magnet stronger on the adapter side so it always stays on the cable.

I wouldn't be surprised if whatever stock is left lasts a very long time.
Rating: 4 Votes
58 months ago

Planned obsolescence. Greed. Sales.

Good post.
Obsolescence happens. Get over it.
Greed? Ridiculous. Sales, ?Duh.

I don't need one, so I don't care. See?
Rating: 3 Votes
58 months ago

Too late. I just bought the entire remaining stock from my local Apple store.

Haha! See you on eBay, suckers!

Considering it's back as available, who is the sucker?
Rating: 2 Votes

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