There’s been a lot of talk about Apple’s new MagSafe 2 connector, mostly with complaints. Complaints about the width are to be expected, so is the move back to the “T” style connection.

The one complaint I didn’t expect to see if that it doesn’t stay put very well. Lukas Mathis is just the most recent of the lot to complain of this, he even broken his screen because of it (odd).

Personally I have found the MagSafe 2 to be just as strong, if not stronger than, the original MagSafe. This could be chocked up to a Rev A product from Apple — which usually have some issues of some sort — but my real question is this: is this a problem with the Mac side connection, or the MagSafe 2 power adapter itself?

Has anybody gone around and tested the port with various power adapters?

Very curious.

Update: I now have two chargers for my retina MacBook Pro, and on both I am able to drag the retina MacBook Pro across the desk by pulling the charger cable. I am going to go ahead and say that those seeing trouble with it should take their machines in to Apple.


Posted by Ben Brooks