Embroiled in a patent infringement lawsuit with Apple, HyperMac has announced that it will stop selling its MacBook charging cables and car charger on November 2, 2010.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The MagSafe adapter has become standard issue for Apple’s laptop line; the magnetic connector holds an AC adapter in place while reducing the likelihood of damage if the cable is suddenly yanked or disconnected. It’s an Apple-patented creation.
Apple took HyperMac’s parent Sanho to court in September, claiming the company is infringing on Apple’s patent by selling the HyperMac battery with a MagSafe connector without paying Apple a license fee.
The company has posted a “Last Call” tag on its Web site, and refers to “ongoing comprehensive licensing negotiations with Apple” as the cause to discontinue selling MagSafe-equipped charging cables and car chargers beginning November 2nd.
HyperMac indicates that it will continue to sell the rest of its product line after the November 2nd date, but advises interested customers to get their orders in soon before the MagSafe products are sold out – because once November 2nd rolls around, “they will [be] gone for good.”
Hat tip: Engadget