Mag-Not-So-Safe?

Burnt MagSafeWhen Apple announced the MacBook Pro - the Intel-based successor to the PowerBook G4 - I was excited.  Finally a faster pro-level notebook from Apple.  Of all the bells and whistles it presented, I was most in awe of the ingenious MagSafe power connector.  A square magnet to hold the power cord in place?  Beautiful.  I've ruined enough power cords by yanking them out, and my wife's PowerBook was badly dented when a cord got yanked out.  This was the greatest design idea I'd seen in a  long time.

Today however, a flickr photoset shows some disturbing images or a severely burnt MagSafe connector and MacBook Pro port.  I suppose there's potential for this being a hoax, but I don't know the use in something like that.  Go check out the pictures, they look pretty ugly.  I'll just use this as one more reason I don't have to feel bad about not having my own MacBook Pro just yet...
Burnt MagSafeWhen Apple announced the MacBook Pro - the Intel-based successor to the PowerBook G4 - I was excited.  Finally a faster pro-level notebook from Apple.  Of all the bells and whistles it presented, I was most in awe of the ingenious MagSafe power connector.  A square magnet to hold the power cord in place?  Beautiful.  I've ruined enough power cords by yanking them out, and my wife's PowerBook was badly dented when a cord got yanked out.  This was the greatest design idea I'd seen in a  long time.

Today however, a flickr photoset shows some disturbing images or a severely burnt MagSafe connector and MacBook Pro port.  I suppose there's potential for this being a hoax, but I don't know the use in something like that.  Go check out the pictures, they look pretty ugly.  I'll just use this as one more reason I don't have to feel bad about not having my own MacBook Pro just yet...

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