• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off Charger

    This cable, is a disgrace. The failiures are so well documented. It is generally known that this charger is very likely to fail, fray, burn out, within a year or two of purchase. Apple could fix the problem. They could make it possible to replace just the cable that connects with the mac, at substantially lower cost. But no, for decades, this problem remains. Why? All models are charged at £65. It is so obviously a money earner, and as such it tarnishes Apple's reputation.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Should Be Ashamed!

    After many years of owning PC's, I finally paid the "big bucks" and bought my wife a MacBook Pro in October of 2015. The computer itself is very nice - extremely pricey, but well made, fast and very functional. Unfortunately the Magsafe 2 Power Adapter that is a very necessary part of the computer is absolutely horrible. While the computer itself is made of metal, the power adapter is made of plastic with very fragile cords. There are hundreds of reviews of the cords breaking or fraying under "normal" use. And then there is the problem of the extreme heat put out by the power adapter - which may contribute to the breakdown of the output cord. After only a few weeks of use, our power adapter quit working. I would have sent it back under warranty, but it looked like one of the cats had been chewing on the cord. Okay, the cat must have shorted it, so I ordered a new one. We live 130 miles from the nearest Apple Store so we can't just run down and pick up a new power adapter. After the new adapter arrived we were very careful to keep it away from the cats, well ventilated and no undue stress the cords. The new adapter lasted exactly two weeks and then just quit working. Wow! All of a sudden we wondered if the cats really were the cause of the first adapter's failure? We are now on our third power adapter in less than four months (the computer has been unusable for almost three weeks while we waited for new adapters to arrive) and I've ordered a fourth adapter as a backup - anticipating the next failure!

    Having owned a dozen or so PC's over the years, we have NEVER had a power supply fail on any PC laptop regardless of the brand and in some cases the cats chewed on those cords as well! If we had known the power adapter was this fragile we never would have bought the MacBook. Apple should be ashamed to have such a bad power supply for their very expensive and otherwise decent computer. Because of these problems, we do not recommend this power supply and we do not recommend the MacBook Pro computer. Wake UP Apple (!) and come out with a replacement power supply worthy of your computer!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    The cable just stopped working, very poor quality. Pretty expensive to replace it. In the past, there were no issues with the power adapter..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever Magsafe 2

    What a pile of junk this connector is! It won't stay plugged in - if you look at it sideways it falls off... A who was the brilliant designer that came up with the "T" concept? Obviously this was never actually tested. So sad.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third time's a charm...

    Headed to the Apple store today to purchase my third charger for my two year old computer. The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter gets extremely hot. It doesn't matter if it's floating magically in the air, it still gets extremely hot. The cord that connects from the MagSafe to the computer is also fried. My first cord I was a little careless... plugging it in here and there, allowing the cords to fall freely. My second charger I was a lot more cautious with. Allowing it to be plugged into one plug. Sit in one space and lay a certain way, as to not bend, move, or even breathe in fear of splitting the cords. It didn't matter... my cord has split and needs to be replaced. So disappointing when spending nearly $3,000 on a laptop.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, this thing is junk!

    Less than a year old and my charger just died! And to everyone that says we're handling them wrong, this thing rarely leaves my desktop. So it was just sitting there most of that time with no handling at all.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Reinforced My New Adapter with Electrical Tape From Day 1, Still Broke

    I, along with anyone who has ever owned a Mac, bitterly hate forking over $100USD very 1.5 years to buy a terrible, sure to break Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. If you just bought a Mac, congratulations you will soon hate your adapter too. Every time I get a new one, usually 2-3x before I'm ready to upgrade my computer (which I do every 2-3 years), I treat it incredibly gingerly, knowing that by massaging it with tender loving care every morning, noon and night, I can sometimes prolong the life of this horrible product by 3-6 months. I've tried not using the wings and coiling it loosely. I've tried reinforcing it with electrical tape at the two fail points (they're the same every time) from the moment I took it out of the box and it STILL broke. There's nothing to be done. Unless you leave it plugged in at your desk and never remove it, your adapter will need to be replaced in under 2 years. Apple, this is the absolute worst.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Had from brand new less than a year and both the end where the power adapter and the end where it plugs into the laptop are shot to bits. Both have split completely exposing the internal metal wires and now a new one needs to be bought. Terrible quality.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    They charge perfectly however, theyre is a lot of stress on both ends, as they prefer style over longevity. Had two and they gave both broke at the magnetic end which connects to the Macbook. Terrible and the price, £65 only because it is a necessity is why I buy it.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    The cable has completely frayed from the unit after just over a year of use so now no longer works at all. It also constantly comes away from the laptop with the smallest movement. Completely useless. And totally overpriced.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks in under one year

    I've had this charger for less than a year and stopped working. The quality is garbage.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awefull design

    I've changed two adapters already (and this is $200 total) in three years - both frayed in the same places.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful just awful

    WTF apple, why on earth did you change the connector type to the "T" shape. The "L" shaped connector on my previous MacBooks worked perfectly. You guys have really lost the plot, this needs revert back to "L" shaped connector design as it is an inconvenience wrapping the power cable around the laptop with the useless "T". Apple has lost its way with innovation, you guys can never replace what Steve Job has created.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    Like many people I like apple products generally but this power cable is useless. My first has fallen to pieces (part of the wire near where it connects to the computer) in just over 1 year. I know sadly have to buy another

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Just awful

    Customer retention should get in on this. Because you're loosing a customer. I will happily get a competing product, even if it means using Windows, if it means that their cables actually work.

    This is either a design flaw or a flaw by design. When the class action lawsuit hits, guess which one the lawyers will go with? I'm guessing a lot of angry customers will gladly provide testimony.

    Hey lawyers - anyone want to make money off a giant corporation?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a year and started sparking

    I've treated this well because I already knew Apple adapters were poor quality, but even so after just one year I have sparks literally flying out from where the cable meets the unit.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used with great care, but did not survive one year

    The thin part (the part with the magsafe) slowly breaks off at the adapter. The thick part is still in great shape though, so why did Apple choose to make this thin part so fragile? My Macbook is not even a year old and I always used the adapter with great care (though I do travel on a daily basis). If I need to do this every year, owning a Macbook becomes very expensive..

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd in 2 years

    Terrible design & expensive to replace.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all

    Could give a 0-star if possible. Merely one year has passed and the end of the cord that connects to the power adaptor is done, worn out totally. I suggest those Apple engineers: 1. redesign this adaptor, instead of a whole "adaptor+cord" design, make it detachable with small parts (adaptor, cord with USB interface, etc.), the part that are easily worn out (e.g. the cord) should be replaced separately at its own cost; 2. please make its quality match its price.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give 0 stars if I could.

    Apple needs to fire the engineer who designed this cord. This is my FOURTH TIME purchasing this freaking power cord in THREE YEARS because it keeps fraying at the weak points (at the brick and the connector). PLEASE do us all a favor and REDESIGN this charger.

    15 of 15 people found this useful