David Pogue really doesn’t like the new MagSafe 2 connector. I don’t like it, either.
During its unveiling on the Retina MacBook Pro at WWDC, Phil Schiller simply said, “MagSafe 2 — we took MagSafe and we had to make it even thinner to fit into a design like this.” If it was significantly better in other ways, he probably would have given it a bit more of an explanation.
To me, it seems worse in every other way: the connector is longer, wider, weaker, uglier, and not available in the more-convenient “L” shape that every MagSafe plug has had for the last couple of years.
I’m curious if there were any physical or electrical reasons why they needed to make it so much bigger and revert from the “L” to the inferior “T” shape.