With the launch of Apple’s new line of USB-C MacBooks, the company essentially scuttled its popular magnetic MagSafe technology into the ether, which spurred a number of complaints among Apple fans.
It turns out, however, that the technology might not be dead for long and that a MagSafe adapter of some sort could show up at Apple Stores at some point in the near future.
A recently published patent that was filed by Apple last year shows Apple has designed a concept for a MagSafe to USB-C adapter, allowing newer USB-C MacBooks to use the technology.
Third-party manufacturers like Griffin are already selling break-away MagSafe USB-C cables for $39 USD (about $52 CAD) and seem to be one step ahead of Apple’s possible eventual game plan regarding the future of the technology.
Like always, it’s possible this patent will never come to fruition. Still, given the reaction to MagSafe’s death with the launch of Apple’s recently released criticized USB-C MacBook line, it would make sense for Apple to have plans to bring back the technology.