• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruins really fast

    The cable that connects to the computer is so fragile, I think they should redesign the charger or at least look for a better material than just a simple plastic

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as these reviews would lead you o believe

    After reading the reviews on this site, I was afraid to buy one of these. But once I saw the one that came with my laptop, I was not so concerned anymore. The magnetic strength is fine. It does not fall out unless you actually bump the connector or jerk the cable, and under those circumstances, it is supposed to separate from the computer more easily than breaking the components.

    I have also not had any issues with the cable breaking or fraying, but I have not had it that long.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So bad, can't have been made by apple

    Switched to everything Apple 3 years ago, on the whole one of the best decisions I have made. Generally, they make robust, user friendly and although a little expensive, still quality products. With the exception of the 'expensive' bit, this charger doesn't meet any of the above criteria. Cannot stress how much utter garbage this is, if only there were 0 stars I could give. Apple seem to have a similar problem with their iphone chargers, they last one year max. In the last three years, I have bought 3 of these MagSafe 2 chargers and the third has just failed on me. I am going to buy a non apple product which will still only last a year probably, but at least its half the price.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So poor

    What is with apple and it's charger..
    Very poor product, the second adapter in under a year and not charging already..
    Not happy at all..!!!!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed small cable

    I am here wondering why my charger was getting so hot and not charging my laptop. I've had my computer and charger 2 years now. I am experiencing the same thing 392 other 1 star review customers are experiencing. My cable is frayed at the base, is getting extremely hot and I am now using my wife's charger to get work done tonight. I will head to the apple store tomorrow to get a new one. We will see what they have to say about it. I just ran out of my apple care warranty I think. $90 out of pocket :(

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Awful.

    The DC side of cord overheated at the base of the inverter and frayed away from it. This happened right after my warrantee ran out. Why in the world does apple not make this a standard DC plug? Then at least I could replace the cord instead of the entire assembly.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple fix this fragile adapter!

    Terrible design/construction. The weak cable broke and does not work anymore, after very careful use. Replacement cost is also extortionate. Shame on you Apple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    last for less then 2 years

    dont bend ends of the cables especially near the charger.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure about other complaints

    Yes, it sticks out and I prefer the old design that laid closer to the computer. However, it only gets knocked out if you actually bump the cord, it won't if you just move your computer around (and staying in the computer when bumped would be worse, because it could cause damage to the cord or port). All these reviews about being on their xth charger in the same number of years is crazy, as I use my computer for many hours a day every day, and my charger has lasted me three years now, and is just now failing. I have no fraying or exposed wires, though the connection inside is bad from being bent in the same direction for so long. All in all, a pretty average product I'm reasonably satisfied with.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Systemic issue with MacBook Pro Adapters

    When the MagSafe chargers are in good condition they are great and function perfectly fine.

    However, over time they fray so easily it's ridiculous. I had an older charger with an old MacBook Pro that miraculously lasted for six years without issue. Since switching to my current MacBook Pro with Retina display, the charger frayed at the most unexpected location: near the plug into the laptop. I have no idea how that happen since I am pretty careful with storing and transporting the power adapter.

    I suspect there is a greater issue with the outer casing of the MacBook Pro Power Adapters. My boyfriend has gone through five of them in the last three years, including my old one. Each one frayed at the same location, near the adaptor.

    I guess it's time to shell out another $100 +, but I sure wish Apple would address this issue.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor!

    The cable has burt through on the magsafe side where it joins the block! Very very poor especially having spent 2600 pounds on a laptop, I expect a lot better than that from Apple. And then 65 pounds for a replacement, seriously?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely substandard product

    What is it exactly about Apple where they refuse to correct this known deficiency? Over the past eight years I have seen no less than five charger cords fray and stop working. It never gets better. It's almost as if they refuse to fix the problem because Apple users continue to buy the product, while also making huge profits on this flimsy power adapter as people have to replace them every year or two. The manager in charge of this department needs to be fired. Completely unsatisfactory. What a disaster this design is. Say what you want about PC, at least their power adapters last. What's use is a computer without power?

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not build to last

    I go though 1 charger a year. It is getting old. I'm tired of paying $80 for a poorly constructed charger. Apple I expect better quality.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible power cord

    Please make better power cords or I have no choice but switch to your competitors, I am sure they will appreciate my business as I have owned many iPhones and iPads. Should I pick Samsung or lg.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Stay In

    I don't know why Apple can't leave well-enough alone. The older version of the MagSafe adapter was great. It had a low profile and sat very close to the body of the computer. This one sticks out 3cm from the side at 90 degrees. As a result, it catches on things and pulls out constantly. I frequently grab the computer with my right hand from the right side and place it onto a flat surface. If you do this, the cord hits the table and comes out, disconnecting the power. Is this really the work of an engineering team? This is the improved design they came up with? Where is Donald Trump when you need him? "You're Fired!!"

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Should Take Responsibility For This Horrible Product

    Now on my third MacBook Pro retina 85w power supply in a three year old laptop. Same thing happened both times. The cord turned yellow at the magsafe connector end, and then became frayed virtually overnight. This occurred over normal use both times. Simply MBPr was plugged in and it failed. The supplies run $90.00 with tax and shipping and are easily the worst product Apple has ever made. If the actual cord that failed could be replaced, obviously the cost would be significantly lower, but unfortunately Apple's design requires that the whole power supply be replaced. The company needs to own up to its user base and provide a quality 85w supply for its flagship laptops rather than making it a yearly premium for MBPr owners. This is inexcusable; Apple knows the power supply design is defective; yet it continues to ignore hundreds of user reviews here and elsewhere.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A real HAZARD

    This power supply and probably Magsafe 2 is about the worst thing ever. I've used MacBooks for years and this is the only one that has been a constant source of frustration.

    1. It gets so hot I can neither touch it or the top left hand side of the MacBook, this can't be good for the battery - I cannot leave it to charge unattended as it is a hazard
    2. The pins on both the charger and the MacBook Pro are burnt - on the Mac side, almost disintegrated
    3. It takes quite a bit of fiddling around to even get it to charge
    4. I'm on PSU number 3 in 16 months

    I hope the next generation of PSU is as good as Magsafe 1 was.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    I've been through 3 of these. The wire wears out where it connects to the box. This is poorly designed and $79 every time I need one is killing me!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE PRODUCT

    After purchasing one about 5 months ago, to which i had to buy one 9 months prior to that, now i have to purchase another 80 dollar charger that blows out, so I'm on my 4th charger, including the original one I got when getting the laptop.

    I take good care of my charger since they're so darn expensive, but this is outrageous. The only thing I do with my charger is bring it here and there from class to home while having it nicely and safely coiled up in my backpack. This is horrible. Apple needs to make a charger that can last AT LEAST 2 YEARS. I haven't had a charger this horrible in my life. 5 month run, WTF.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst design ever

    few months of use and this charger and the thin white cord falls apart !!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful