I have a Mac Air 13" and an iPhone 5. Is there a power cord / adapter that will work for both of them? My goal is to be able to plug one power cord into both of them.

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No - there isn't. MagSafe is a 5 pin (mirrored - so really three total pins) for high current and wattage charging. The other is a 16 pin, much more adaptable digital interface that can embed USB as well as carry data and charging and audio signals.

Newer USB-C Charging MacBooks will charge over the same sort of USB power delivery that Lightning is supporting - to the future you wish will be here as soon as you step away from MagSafe based hardware.

See these similar questions for more details and possible options:

  • Is there any adapters that can do this (and convert the high power from the magsafe power cord to that of a lightning power cord)?
    – asportnoy
    May 1, 2017 at 1:48
  • @Darthlegos Plug the lightning cord into the Mac. When the Mac is charging or connected to power via MagSafe it should charge over USB. Unless you consider a product like the PlugBug "one cable" since it uses one power outlet to both charge usb and power the MagSafe transformer. twelvesouth.com/product/plugbug-world
    – bmike
    May 1, 2017 at 1:55

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