Apple is working on a solution for users who are still using devices with MagSafe connectors.
The patent from Apple details an intermediary socket with a MagSafe port on one side and USB pin on the other. The accessory would be plugged into the USB Type-C port on the device and the MagSafe connector in turn can be plugged into the accessory.
The abstract of the patent reads, “Connector adapters that may have a MagSafe connector receptacle and a Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector insert. This may allow MagSafe chargers to be used to charge devices having Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector receptacle. This also may provide the breakaway characteristic of a MagSafe connector system for a device that does not include a MagSafe connector receptacle. Other adapters may have other types of magnetic connector receptacles and connector inserts.”
This accessory might not be limited to only laptops.
“Embodiments of present inventions may provide adapters that may connect to connector receptacles on various types of devices, such as portable computing devices, tablet computers, desktop computers, laptops, all-in-one computers, wearable computing devices, cell phones, smart phones, media phones, storage devices, portable media players, navigation systems, monitors, power supplies, adapters, remote control devices, chargers, and other devices”, reads one of the abstracts in the patents.
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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk