HyperMac Stymied in its Tracks By Apple
Chalk up another victory for Apple. The powers that be in Cupertino have effectively stopped accessory maker HyperMac in their tracks with a lawsuit that prohibits the sale of patented MagSafe MacBook charging cables beginning two weeks from tomorrow - Tuesday November 2nd, 2010 at midnight.
Naturally, the folks at HyperMac have now begun a sales bonanza to move as many units as they possibly can before the law prevents such commerce any further. "Last Call," reads the headline of HyperMac's newest ad. "We will cease the sale of MacBook charging cables on November 2nd, so this is your last chance to get a MacBook External Battery." That is, of course, until Apple starts selling them - an eventuality pointed to by patents that the company holds and reportedly plans to use on a 2nd generation iPad to be released - most likely - next year.
Apple, however, is not putting HyperMac out of business all together - just this particular product. "While we will continue to sell the same batteries together with the rest of our product line after November 2nd, they will not be able to charge MacBooks without the cables," Sanho, the parent company of HyperMac, acknowledged online. "We wish thank the many customers who have already gotten the HyperMac External MacBook Battery and those of you that gave us wonderful reviews."