Dear Apple,When you announced the new MacBook Pro on 10 January 2006 you touted the new MagSafe adapter as an important new feature. While I like the concept I really need a power adapter for my vehicle.With the onset of the summer solstice (tomorrow) more people find themselves outdoors and on the road. While I should probably leave my MacBook at home, alas, I cannot.It's not very economical to purchase several extra batteries (at US$130 each) to bring on long road trips and to places where power may not be available. Also, I'm not sure that it's safe to carry around a bunch of extra batteries around in a car where temperatures can exceed 100 degree Fahrenheit on a sunny day.
I know that you released the MagSafe Airline Adapter on 08 November 2006, 225 days (7+ months) after the MagSafe machines were announced – but it's not enough. I drive much more than I fly, and when I fly I'm not usually in Business of First Class (where EmPower ports exist).
I also know that power inverters exist, but they're expensive and hot.
I originally thought that your patent on the MagSafe adapter and it's complex 14-piece connector were "cool" features but now I'm realizing that shutting out third-party developers from MagSafe technology is a bad idea.
It's been 527 days (17+ months) since you came out with MagSafe technology. I just need a MagSafe adapter for my car.
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