• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe 2 is junk

    I recently purchased the new 2014 macbook pro with top of the line everything. I love the laptop but the clowns who designed the magsafe 2 should be fired. What idiot made a huge T connector with a magnet that is as useful as obamas reign? This thing falls off when you move the laptop from a table to your lap, and NO the cord is not getting caught.
    I have to say that between their design flaws and the software problems with ios 8 I am seriously considering going to android, and I hate their trash.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality DC Cable

    Product gets too hot and the DC cable split in normal use after a short time (less than 2 years) in light use. Clearly a product which is "not fit for purpose" but Apple refuse to accept responsibility. Disgraceful.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0

    After 14 month every time I replace a fuse it blows up. Clearly badly designed and a disgrace when buying a mac book pro which doesn’t really come cheap. Not sure why I have to pay £65 to replace when it was clearly badly engineered. I would rate 0 star if I could.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FALLS OFF!!

    I HAVE LIKE A WEEK WITH MY NEW MACBOOK RETINA DISPLAY .... THIS GARBAGE DOESNT STAY. I HAVE TO BE SITTING LIKE A ROBOT SO IT DOES FALL OFF! I NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH MY L SHAPE... PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Star Reviewers Must Be Idiots

    I have NEVER in 18 months had the magnetic end come loose from my laptop without some kind of reasonable force. It will hold when unsupported. It will hold when carefully moving the laptop when it's plugged in. Sure, if I pull it at a 90 degree angle or toss the laptop onto a bed or swivel around in a desk chair and run out of cable slack, it will separate, but it's designed to do that to protect not only the cable but the laptop itself. Anyone who expects more had better also be complaining about the fact that their car crumples when it's in an accident.

    4 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thumbs down

    broken chord at the magnet end, magnet way too weak. Needs replacing... just another $100

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire covering always peels off!

    I would buy another "brand" if possible. Im so angry that all my power cords plastic layer gets always broken.
    I have always been very carefull when handling it and in no more than 6 months cracks appear in the cable.

    This has been my 3rd macbook with the same problem.

    Please apple look after the quality of this cables please!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger burning

    I agree with everyone who has discussed the issue of our macbook pro charger burning itself. I noticed mine do this the other day when I saw that my charger wasn't charger my laptop. I played with the cord a bit to get a connection which I did, but then when I let go of it the wire would be bright and lots of smoke coming out. This happened in my dorm room at school so it has freaked me out now that it will happen with the new charger that I bought.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe and Overheating!

    Apple needs to take some major notes from Dell on how sturdy their chargers are, i've had 3 chargers since i got my Mac Book Pro, thankfully i have the apple protection plan and just get a new one without having to pay. That being said, on 3 occassions, the wires have come off and completely naked, and there's a burn stain from overheating, you can smell it. This is really unsafe! It's not about making the charger look cute, but really spend some time to design a quality charger that users can depend on...Really disappointing Apple!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    It dosent even deserve a one star rating, the insulation on the cable near the adaptor split after 18 months so I had to shell out $99 for a replacement and now after 9 months the replacement has stopped working. The insulation is not broken but you can see it has bunched up so the wire inside must be broken.
    You pay top dollar for Apple products its a pity that you don't get the quality that you pay through the nose for.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I had the computer for 2 weeks and the magnet was already not holding and it was constantly losing connection even when in the right position. The movement created just by typing would actually dislodge it just enough so you'd discover it wasn't charging. They sent me a new one and I can see I will soon have the same problem. The adaptor is too big, is easily tapped out of place, and worst of all does not sit flush in the port and has to be jostled to get a connection. The magnetic adapter for the MacBook Pro (non retina) was so great - never a problem, strong magnet, perfect size so not easily dislodged, and the cable ran parallel to the computer (not perpendicular like the new one) so less likely to break. Why they messed with such a perfect design, I do not know.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK! Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Pro with Retina = JUNK!

    I've only had my VERY expensive MacBook Pro with Retina Display for about a year! The 85W power adapter has already burned out and now I see a new one is around $85 USD. This is such an incredible rip off! I've had PC laptops with very inexpensive power supplies that have lasted close to 10 years!!! This has made my estimation of Apple go completely downhill. The battery on my iPhone 5 is also JUNK since it has worn out quickly and they tell me at the Apple store it would cost $150 USD to replace it!!!! For a freaking BATTERY!!! I tried switching to Apple, but I'm going back to PC as soon as this laptop burns out. What a piece of JUNK! Apple should off to replace it for free since I've only had the computer for year! I'm very disappointed in your company.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    Awful design, I agree with everything said - the magnetic plug keeps falling out and is complete rubbish, the charger gets quite hot as well, which is quite disturbing. Really hope Apple would do something about those problems as soon as possible, because this ridiculous, especially having in mind the price of the product!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible Product

    1) The charger is easily disconnected form the laptop. Even a small brush of the hand is enough to do it.
    2) The rubber coating of the wire is easily frayed and this compromises the whole charger. It will stop working.
    3) The body of the charger gets unbearably hot, and so does the charger pin.
    4) The charger will randomly stop working, even is nothing is wrong. You have plug-unplug it several times to get it working again.
    4) A replacement for this charger is equally ineffective, and also very expensive.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to agree with others-it's junk

    A few months ago I noticed a nick in the cord insulation, near the magnetic connector. To protect it from getting worse I wrapped it with electrical tape. Today I noticed the electrical tape needed to be replaced as it had come loose. I took it off, and underneath, the insulation was completely shredded. I have no idea how this could have happened under the tape.

    I also have the same criticism of the magnetic connector. I get you want it to come loose when tugged on...that's the whole idea, and it's a great one. But this connector is far weaker than the one with my old MacBook Pro. This connector practically comes loose when you look at it!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New T shaped Power adapter falls out too easily

    New T shaped Power adapter falls out of MBP with Retina display too easily.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burned my office down

    This charger caused a house fire, my home office desk made of wood caught fire in the middle of the middle of the night. My macbook pro was placed on my clean desk around 8:00pm and left to charge overnight as I can't bare to constantly reattach the weak magnetic connection between the charger and device. It was 2:30am when the smoke alarms awoke me and my family and as we scrambled to get everyone out of our home I noticed the smoke was coming from my office, I quickly grabbed the extinguisher and headed to the office, my desk was in flames, my chair melted and the wooden floor was charged, I quickly was able to put out the fire and open windows for ventilation. My daughters bedroom is next to my office and she is 2 years old. The apple charger was block that was plugged into the wall was completely melted and there was nothing left but dripping remnants of melted plastic, and I had suspected it was the charger from the beginning as the day prior it had blown my fuse to the office twice and it sparked and smoked but I figured apple would have designed a safety electrical current shut down but after insurance adjusters and the fire dept conducted an investigation it was clear from their conclusions the fire was cause by the plug.

    I contacted apple and was told that they would have to images in which I supplied to a senior adviser and they referred me to an apple retail center to have the laptop evaluated. The retail store refused to replace, fix or even work on my MacBook Pro because AppleCare does not cover computers with foreign debris and since there was smoke damage my apple care was null and void. The senior tech I had submitted the images to said he was forwarding the info on to engineering department and once he received a response he would get back to me. I have yet to receive a response and it has been 47 days. I have left numerous voice messages with no response.

    CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION!
    I was fortunate to have caught this fire in time but I stress DO NOT use the charger unless you are able to supervise the functioning 100% of the time. I will NEVER purchase anything from apple ever again. I'm disgusted with the quality, unprofessionalism and lack of integrity this company stands for.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    So fragile, even when babied, and way overpriced.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    This is bordering on seriously unsafe in my opinion. My second one has once again frayed at the exact same place as the first one did. I can only think that Apple are actually manufacturing this piece of garbage to fail in order that they can tax me £65 every 18 months or so. Is's mightily convenient that they seem to fail about 6 months after the warranty expires. Unsafe, poorly manufactured rubbish. I wanted to give it no stars but I can only give it one.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and unacceptable

    Wires started getting exposed and the adapter got so hot, you could smell something burning. I went to best buy (where I purchased my Mac) regarding this issue and they guy told me Apple would do nothing about it. This is absolutely unacceptable and NOT safe.

    6 of 8 people found this useful