As someone who purchased a Space Gray-colored M1 Pro-equipped 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2022, I was somewhat surprised to find that the provided MagSafe charging cable wasn’t color-matched, and I wasn’t alone.
But with today’s 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh embedding new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips under the hoods of Apple’s latest notebooks, that’s a small but important detail that the Cupertino-based company finally appears to have addressed.
Indeed, both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that Apple announced today include a color-matched MagSafe charging cable. For purchasers of Silver MacBook Pro notebooks, that means the same White woven cable braid and Silver tip that shipped with last year’s refresh; but for Space Gray buyers, there’s a new MagSafe charging cable to suit.
Both the metal tip of the MagSafe cable and the woven wire braid receive a Space Gray makeover, making it look that much nicer when used alongside a Space Gray MacBook Pro.
The USB-C to MagSafe cable still measures two meters long and operates exactly in the same fashion as those shipped with older MacBook Pro notebooks. It plugs directly into the included USB-C power adapter by one end, and to the proprietary MagSafe port on the MacBook Pro by the other, delivering up to 140W of power.
Apple first started color-matching its Mac-centric MagSafe charging cables after the MacBook Air refresh in the middle of 2022.
For anyone that is upset because their older MacBook Pro didn’t include a color-matched MagSafe charging cable, or that may need a replacement in the future, Apple sells them separately on their website for $49. Users are free to pick from one of four colors, including Space Gray, Midnight, Starlight, and Silver.
Are you happy to see Apple taking attention to detail more seriously this time around? Let us know in the comments.