With the release of several new Macs this summer, Apple introduced a new MagSafe standard that makes it impossible to power new computers and displays with old AC adapters. That doesn’t apply for new Thunderbolt Displays, though.
, Apple is including the minuscule MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter with every new Thunderbolt Display
, eliminating the need to purchase the converter yourself, if you wish to acquire a brand new display today.
The converter is also available as a standalone product
from Apple’s online store and retail stores. It costs $9.99 (about 8 EUR), which is not very cheap for such a small and simple component.
We’d be inclined to say it’s a nice touch to include the adapter with the $999 purchase of a Thunderbolt Display but, really, it’s just common sense.