Apple’s MagSafe power connectors were, as the name suggests, magnetic, and were designed to be a safety feature. Once plugged in, the cord would easily detach without pulling your computer off a table. The feature is absent from Apple’s newest MacBook Pro, replaced by USB-C ports, but it may not be gone for long.

A new patent, spotted by Mashable, suggests Apple is working on a MagSafe to USB-C adapter, which will no doubt put a lot of clumsy Apple owners at ease. There are some photos attached to the patent filed by Apple, which are pretty self-explanatory.

Here is the Abstract included in the patent, which was filed all the way back in January of last year:

Connector adapters that may have a MagSafe connector receptacle and a Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector insert. This may allow MagSafe chargers to be used to charge devices having Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector receptacles. This also may provide the breakaway characteristic of a MagSafe connector receptacle. Other adapters may have other types of magnetic connector receptacles and connector inserts.

Why didn’t Apple think of this sooner?

It’s a little shocking Apple hasn’t already released a solution to this problem, especially when other companies have already released products that tackle the issue. Griffin, for example, released a breakaway USB-C solution for the MacBook at the beginning of last year.

Apple’s solution is a little different, but it still runs into the same problem Griffin’s MagSafe connector faced: The adapter will stick out of your laptop like an annoying pimple. It’s unclear if Apple intends on releasing a MagSafe to USB-C adapter, but at least we know the company is thinking about it.