The M1 iMac’s power supply sports a magnetic connector, Ethernet port

The M1 iMac’s power supply sports a magnetic connector, Ethernet port

Apple has just announced the new iMac powered by Apple’s own M1 Silicon. Among the many updates and upgrades is a new power brick that supports something special for Apple’s lineup: an Ethernet port.

On the surface, it sounds like a critical I / O port setup, but this feature is likely to hit future Apple laptops where it makes more sense. The M1 iMac sports a new design that is much thinner than the previous generation and Apple probably did not want to make room for an Ethernet port. Only I / O ports appear as 3.5mm jacks and several USB-C ports. The power adapter itself has a new magnetic connector and does not use any of the computer’s USB-C ports. The Ethernet port sent for power supply.

There are several benefits to this deployment. This reduces clutter behind the computer and streamlines the connection – items that are more complex on any portable computer. Apple famously distributes components and accessories across its product line, most likely this power brick will come in other products making.

There are several benefits to this deployment. This reduces clutter behind the computer and streamlines the connection – items that are more complex on any portable computer. Apple famously distributes components and accessories across its product line, most likely this power brick will come in other products making.

2016 When laptops in Apple adopted USB-C, Apple started removing the magnetic MagSafe power connector, and it would be nice to see a similar product back in the product line. Apple removed the Ethernet port on the MacBook Pro in 2012. Several companies provide add-ons for Apple Power adapters. These, like the Twelfth South PlugBug Duo, add a USB port to the adapter, but have to provide any Ethernet.

2016 When laptops in Apple adopted USB-C, Apple started removing the magnetic MagSafe power connector, and it would be nice to see a similar product back in the product line. Apple removed the Ethernet port on the MacBook Pro in 2012. Several companies provide add-ons for Apple Power adapters. These, like the Twelfth South PlugBug Duo, add a USB port to the adapter, but have to provide any Ethernet.

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