Why did Apple use a proprietary power cord?
Why not use a removable plug or MagSafe like the latest iMac?
Thank you to those that answered already. I should have mentioned that I’m not looking for guesses? I’ve seen plenty of them and had conversations about this and “guessed” at why Apple did it, but I’m looking for what the real reason was: engineering, cost, looks, etc. I realize we may never know unless an Apple comes out and says so.
Also, I don’t think the thickness matters since the iMac is thinner than the monitor and it has MagSafe. Maybe the monitor actually uses more power and MagSafe was not a safe choice. But again, these are all guesses.
Personally I don’t care for the cord the way it is as this seems to be the majority viewpoint, but I’m curious as to the actual real reason. Maybe knowing it would make sense why Apple did it.
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