• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST DESIGN EVER

    This is the WORST design ever. Whenever I move the computer it unplugs automatically. The magnet is so weak and the T design is terrible. So disappointed. Love my new rMBP but hate this charger. Makes the whole experience very frustrating. Apple you need to fire whoever came up with this silly downgrade.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lowest quality wire I have ever used

    This is a terrible quality product. The cable kinks, the wire inside is getting twisted, and the material used for the outside of the cable is dry and prone to cracking.

    I have had my Macbook for a couple months now and I am astounded that apple can ship such a low quality charger for such a high end product. They use the same cables for iphone chargers and they all fray and break eventually. I have many lower priced higher quality options when it comes to usb cables but there are non for the computer itself. Also the magnet is weak.

    Disgusted and disappointed.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good heat protection, but the cable...

    Seriously, Apple should change the materials they use for their own cables, not only this but also all my iPhones start to become yellow and sworn near the connector after just a few months and then tear, stopping to work soon after. This never happened with any other brand of smartphones or notebooks and they are common cheap plastic. Apple's cables' rubber is RUBBISH falling in pieces.
    My 2nd star is only because they do have a good heat protection auto recovery, which saved me from an early replacement, but still their power supply get hotter than average.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, not so bad...

    Seems like a lot of exaggerating folks out there. I've been a PC user my entire life before the purchase of my first MBP. Of course, the PC connection is snug and would take exertion to pull out the charger. On my MBP, it's much more sensitive. But that's the point - so when the kids or the pets run around and accidentally tug on the cable, the machine doesn't fall off the table. It's a safety measure for your very expensive investment. Aside from this, it doesn't "easily" fall off as some reviewers clearly exaggerate (unless there really is a flaw with their particular charger). it's also not as sensitive as some reviewers write as well. I quite like the magnetic connection and the fact that it removes without tugging on my MBP. I think it's fine. Bought a second one as a backup so that I don't have to constantly remove my home station.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months and then bang

    As my title says.......6 months and then bang, I plugged in my power adapter this morning and after 5 minutes there was a bang, a smell of burning and a black streak up the wall, after only 6 months of use this is not what I expect after paying more than 2500 UK Pounds. After having more than 20 windows based laptops over the years and never having a faulty power adapter I feel absolutely disgusted and let down by Apple.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    The cable looked flimsy from the very start, and finally started tearing at the point where it connects to the power supply. After several months of usage. Oh well, they're not meant to last forever, but I definitely expect slightly better quality when spending 75$ on a power adapter. This one almost caught on fire.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frayed after a year and magnet is too loose

    The magnet is absolutely weak.. Every time I move slightly with the macbook on my lap, it comes out straight away! The cord frayed really easily and broke, leaving me with a dead battery. And now I have to pay $99 for a new one.. Which as a full time student is a lot for me to fork out. Try buying a different macbook with a better battery if you haven't already.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior product

    I consider myself a loyal apple costumer, and I must say I am greatly dissatisfied by this charger!!!!
    As everyone knows, the weakness of the apple chargers is the narrow wire close to the adapter. Obviously the wire breaks within now time. I have always been careful with the wires, this is the first time it breaks. For a laptop that has costed me about 2300 euro's, I find this highly offensive and I am very disappointed!!!
    Also the MBP 15 inch retina is not as solid as one might expect for this price. Do not buy one!!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable on a LAPtop.

    I truly hate this connector. It is so large and so weak that there is almost no comfortable position to use the rMBP on your lap while it's plugged in, without making it pop right off. I am constantly having to reconnect it. I really wish they would give us back the "L" style.

    As for charging - It works perfectly for both my 13" and my wife's 15".

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger in 2 years, cord keeps breaking

    I've had 3 of these chargers. Each one breaks in the same way, right at the base of the smaller cord. Each time that it breaks, wires become exposed, then 2-3 weeks later it stops working. For how high quality and durable the other products that I've purchased from apple have been, I couldn't be more unsatisfied. This is a simple fix; create a more durable cord!!!!!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    inferior pruduct

    i have owned my macbook pro retina now for 1 year & 6 months now. i am on my 3rd(2nd purchase including original) apple 85 magsafe 2 power adapter. these power adapter seems to peel off the protective shield at the adapter plug in end resulting in failure or the wiring. same result with all i had. NOT SATISFIED AT ALL APPLE!!! $90.00($180.00 so far) adds up extremely fast for every 6 months replacement for a macbook pro retina costing me well over $3000.00. apple make a durable & rugged/long lasting power adapter. i am now starting to re-think going back to a PC(DELL OR HP). make me a happy mac owner or i am gone apple. nuff said.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Merely a means to an end

    My magsafe 2 85W charger for my 2013 Macbook Pro Retina just melted. I could smell burning plastic and thought it was the heater on the other side of the room so I turned the heater off. I go to pack up my charger and I couldn't even touch it because of the heat it producing. The cable at the base of the transformer had melted completely through the wires and was held together by one strand. the new Apple peripherals are a complete and utter disgrace.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiotic design

    Does the CEO of apple have any brain? Does he use Mag Safe 2 adapter? If so, is he happy with it? How did the Apple management approved this kind of idiotic design? Gosh. I am sure apple is on the way to go back to $20 a stock with these kinds of things.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns yellow very quick and end connection splits

    My current and original adapter turned yellow about a month after I purchased the laptop. One year and 2 months later the connection at the end has finally split with the cord being yellow especially near the end where it is almost a brownish yellow. Apple won't replace it for me since my applecare expired in March 2014. Though I have an extra year warranty from visa, it is pretty sad Apple is unwilling to directly replace the adapter especially since I have never had it replaced before and am just 2 months late. They either need to make this product better or provide a longer replacement period for it!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just....the worst.

    I had a 13 inch MBP previously, and of course was very excited to upgrade to a 15 inch rMBP. Who wouldn't be. How could it not be a fantastic improvement? For the most part, it is.

    Except for the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. Going from a small, nearly unobtrusive connector to a small connecter that gets in the way of EVERYTHING is enough to make me want to return the entire darn machine. OK, not really, but you get the point. I accidentally knock out the connector at least once an hour. Very annoying.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    My 3rd Retina charger has just broke. I am completely fed up with how poor of quality the wire connection is. I wish Apple could make a charger that was up to the same quality of their computers...

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great laptop.... TERRIBLE CHARGER!!!!!!!!

    In the space of 2 years i have gone through 4 chargers. These things do not hold up to the wear and tear of daily use... each of them have slowly got to a stage were i would have to adjust the position of the charger carefully so that it would get in a position of which the laptop would charge. In this case, the slightest bump would break the connection between the metal conductors of the laptop and charger leaving me to do more tedious and time consuming adjusting before eventually they would stop working all together. Very disappointing.

    I hope that this charger will be redesigned ASAP, as this is the biggest shortfall in the laptop in my opinion. Although this appears unlikely, I cant help but believe that apple chose a design with a short life cycle in order to gain more money from their customers... they have certainly gained an extra few hundred from me and i know of many other annoyed customers that are in the same boat

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working after 6 months

    Bought my retina mac in December. Last week all of a sudden the charger stops working. No sign of any wear, was working perfectly till last week. I am not sure what was the reason of the malfunction.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Out Way Too Easily

    What can I say? As a charger, it charges my computer.

    However, it falls out way too easily. I'd be working on my computer while it's charging, and it would just disconnect if I move the computer a few centimeters.

    Definitely dissatisfied with this thinner MagSafe charger.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, overheated leaving bare wires

    The PSU gets incredibly hot, after 1 year the cable coming out of the PSU to the macbook yellowed and finally has melted/broken leaving bare wires giving me a small shock when I investigated why my macbook was not charging. This needs a serious design rethink. I'll buy another only as I have no option if I need to continue to use the rMBP but from now on treat it as potentially dangerous. It appears from other reviews mine is not the only one that has issues.

    10 of 12 people found this useful