• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    Worst charger ever. The thin white wire is too delicate and it tears off very easily from the base of the adapter. 80$ is way too big a price for such a terribly designed product.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Step Backwards

    I never had any issues with the L-shaped MagSafe (previous iteration), but this one is terrible. Holding your laptop on your lap, the plug gets dislodged with the slightest tension. To the reviewers who are saying that's the point of the MagSafe...no it's not. The purpose of it is to prevent plug and port damage, neither of which occurred with the last version of this power adapter. The port and pins are so shallow that it would be nearly impossible to damage the port by pulling the plug out, and the alternative is this one that falls out if you apply pressure up or down at all. Not sure how this thing ever made it past QA testing.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple even see these reviews?

    Seriously, don't expect this to work after a year. Like every other apple power cord it frays and stops working. If I spend over $2000 on a laptop I expect to not have to spend an extra $80 a year on a power cord. You're better than this Apple. It's so disappointing. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! You can't make an awful product AND make the replacement this expensive.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and should be fixed asap - Magnet too weak

    Magnet too weak

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 6 months only

    My charger just stopped working after six months. Terrible quality.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Fraying Mess

    The charger works great for about a year. But for $80? That's too expensive for a years worth of charging. After about a year and 3 months the charger ceased to be able to charge due to the fraying at the base of the brick and the start of the cord. The cord started fraying after around 3 months or so. This is a poorly made charger that is unable to stand up to the normal everyday needs of its users. Unfortunately I know of no other alternative.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheapest quality item made by Apple

    I am extremely careful with my electronics. I have had no issues with my laptop, but I am now in the process of ordering my THIRD charger from the wire splitting near the block. Unbelievable really.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying at magsafe2 brick connection. Normal use

    I own several macbook pros and other devices. The magsafe2 is the worst they have produced. Fraying and shorting out constantly. I have 4 other magsafe 1 connectors i use daily along with this one and are years older. My only option is to buy a new one?
    Apparently there was a recall on them but never got a notice about it- now the recall is over.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst experience with power cord

    This is my first MBPR, took great care of everything for this laptop. The power cord started malfunctioning intermittently after about a year, then stopped working completely. In Canada it's now priced to $105, what a ripoff!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give 0 Stars If I Could

    I have had my computer for a little bit more than three years now. I will now have to buy my third charging cable, making it the forth one to be used for my computer. It is ridiculous that they can ethically price the power cord at $79.00 when they last for MAYBE a year. The concepts behind the charger are amazing, but the execution was horrible.

    18 of 19 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?

    18 of 19 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.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution for the rip?

    The cord naturally twists itself, and eventually the cord rips exposing the wire. My second charger ripped today, and ive only had this computer 3 years. I can not afford to keep spending eighty dollars evey year. There really needs to be a solution made, because this is by far not the first negative review, with the same problem.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A frustrating poorly designed money trap.

    I am a huge apple fan. However, this charger is a complete outrage. Not only is it extremely over-priced, but it breaks within the year. I have no issue spending money on a great product. This is why I decided to buy a macbook retina. Unfortunately I have bought two of these chargers in the last two and a half years. They break consistently in the same two places over and over again. Apple has made no changes on the charger. I am paying my way through college and $80 is a lot of money to me. To be honest, I am disappointed to the point to tears. I need a charger to use my computer (As a graphic Design major using library computers is not an option) and I don't have enough money to buy one right now. So, I'm screwed. Thanks apple. You guys make great phones and computers but your charger is killing me. I'm upset, disgruntled, disappointed, and I'm not going to lie a little angry. Unless you're willing to spend 80 dollars once a year for a brand new charger I suggest... oh wait. Nothing. If you want a macbook retina you have to spend money you don't have on a charger that's going to break in 12 months. One star is being generous.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly disappointed

    I've owned my MPB Retina for two years. It's a phenomenal machine. As a matter of fact, I would say that it is the fastest, most reliable MBP I've ever owned (I've owned about 10 different Apple laptops over the years). However this power adapter is a joke. I just went through my second, and I am headed to the store to buy my third one in two years. Either the cable wears out or the adapter gets too hot and burns out. I am rather amazed at the contrast between the great quality of the MBP and this toy of an adapter and how they can be sold in the same box.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and breaks quickly and often

    I have had so may problems with these Mac chargers. I just recently went through my fourth one (at least!), and they all break in exactly the same way. The rubber covering the inner wiring tears and crumbles extremely easily, and in order to make it last longer than two months it has to be wrapped extensively in electrical tape or some other stiff tape. If it doesn't have some sort of outside help like that, it'll bend in terrible angles and the rubber will start to tear almost immediately. This product isn't worth $80, especially because it has to be replaced so often. PC users can get a charger that lasts longer for significantly less money, and it's so difficult to afford a new Mac charger every six months.

    If there was ever any other, cheaper alternative to these chargers, I would buy that instead. It's extremely frustrating to have my laptop rendered unusable every six months because the charger breaks and I don't have the money to buy a new one right away.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable

    As of everyone else has said, the cable is way to thin and frays easily. My cable frayed after a little over a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    My Macbook Pro is five years old. I have just bought my FOURTH charger. The rubber sheathing on the other three frayed until wires were left exposed, leaving the product a fire hazard.

    HORRIBLE quality.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    I am very careful with my computer and his accessories. I have had no problems with my laptop, but I am in the process of ordering my third charger. Guarantee never covers the damage. Very disappointed, very bad quality product and assistance.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will my adaptor last? ... a frayed knot!

    The Magsafe adapter seems destined to fray, the design means that strain is always placed where the cabled meets the adaptor, and there is insufficient reinforcement of the stress point. I have had several macbook and the previous adaptors are all okay, but this one is a lemon.

    16 of 16 people found this useful