In 2016, Apple introduced a new generation of MacBook Pro. Laptops was frankly controversial: we lost familiar ports USB Type A, keyboard become less reliable, and after a couple of years more and it turned out that every MacBook Pro has a nasty design flaw. But that’s not all. The updated MacBook Pro has also lost the beloved of the magnetic MagSafe connector.
Innovative MagSafe connector was introduced back in 2006. At that time, the technology looks very promising. Engineers have developed a special magnetic mount — due to a cable and held in the connector. The essence of development was very simple — if the user accidentally touched the cable, he safely disconnect, preventing the fall of the laptop. Connector originally appeared in the MacBook Pro, and then the technology migrated to the MacBook Air.
That all changed in 2016 — that’s when Apple finally put an end to the MagSafe. But is there any slim chance that Apple will ever return magnetic connector? We have good news for you: Yes, and it indicates new was patent.
As stated in the document, the engineers of the Corporation has developed a connector that will actively involve in its work the magnets. The patent specifies that the cable can safely disconnect under certain conditions. The proposed development will also have tactile feedback, which will notify the user if the cable was inserted incorrectly or if the charging process has been completed.
It is noteworthy that Apple has no plans to restrict the use of new technologies. The patent States that the development can be used in smartphones, smart watches, tablets, computers. It is not excluded that in the foreseeable future we will be able to see the characteristic magnetic connector on the iPhone.
While the technology is described on paper, so any implementation time no information. Because as you know Apple registers hundreds of patents, and only a small part of the design will ultimately be used in real products.