• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    needs replacement every year

    lucky i had extended warrenty with my mac pro. i have replaced this product 3 times. apple should have upgraded this product. very disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    I have had my MacBook Pro 15" for 2 years and have been very careful with the adaptor. Cord frayed and unusable now and almost caused a fire. Why pay $2300 for a computer with such a cheap cord.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple please fix this charger

    I agree with everyone who gave this product 1 star, I would give it 0 if I could. This is my third time purchasing this 80 dollar adapter in two years. Apple please do something about this!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX IT ASAP

    I'm about to buy my second 85w magSafe 2 power adapter, and I think is unfair to pay more than $79 for a product that won't last more a year, taking my frayed cord to college is so embarrassing, please apple recall this product, computer is amazing but charger leaves a lot to be desired.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is getting ridiculous. PLEASE fix these chargers or drop their price.

    I have a lovely mid 2012 MBP retina and as fantastic as the machine has worked for me, i've literally gone through some 3-5 of the Magsafe 2 chargers since ive had it.
    This is straight up ridiculous.
    Im at the point where i take extra specific care with ANY manipulation of the wire or charger and let it cool down before wrapping or putting it in a bag and it STILL breaks. My sister who lives in the same building has a similar macbook and has gone through 3 or so as well.
    This wouldnt be such a HUGE issue for as many people as it is if Apple wasnt asking €80 IN IRELAND FOR THESE CHARGERS.
    Like really? REALLY?

    PLEASE fix this. That is an OBNOXIOUS price for a PLUG to begin with and one that has so many bad reviews?
    I love my macbook but this is a major issue with using them.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever!!!

    This is my second broken Power Adapter and I am convinced that the new one will last around one year. I feel cheated!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail

    I'm about to buy my 3rd charger in 4 years. I've never had issues with detaching or visible fraying, but the first two chargers just stopped working. The computer itself is still in great shape, but between this issue and the integrated battery (which will someday cost $200 and 5 days in the shop to replace), I'm thinking this may be the last Apple computer I'm going to buy.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W Magsafe 2 power adapter dies once a year !

    I treated myself to a 4GB iPod after watching Steve Jobs introduce it. I still have it and it still works (as of Feb 2016) FLAWLESSLY. Contact me if you want and I will prove it. Although I had desired Mac hardware since then, I could not afford one as a student. A university I worked for later equipped me with a MacBook Pro Retina. It was simply a gorgeous piece of hardware. However, the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter that came along is a lemon. I'm an Engineer by training and my observation leads me to believe that there is a design flaw in one of it's internal components. It has failed on me about once a year or so. Luckily the first two times were under warranty on 2 different MacBook Pros. This issue is *separate* from the fraying reported by several users. I use the 85W MagSafe 2 Power adapter only on UPS except on occasional outstation trips. I request the engineers @ Cupertino to please examine the *returned* 85W MagSage 2 power adapters and check the internal ICs or Capacitors. I'm positive the failure rates of it's internal components will be greater than acceptable thresholds. C'mon Apple please don't ruin your reputation on a few, cheap internal components of the 85W MagSafe 2 Power. The sudden failure of the 85 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter has been reported on several forums including service centre websites across the world.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it so much to ask for the cable to stay plugged in?

    I don't know why they changed the design from the original MagSafe Power Adapter. Because this one does not stay plugged in at all. Any tiny move—say if you have your LAPtop on your LAP—it easily comes off. The only position the adapter doesn't fall off is on a desk...so you might as well just have a desktop. So unbelievably frustrating.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    an almost $80 charger you will need to replace every year and a half

    Terribly designed charger that I now need to replace after only a year and a half. This charger should be recalled.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    Start coming apart after about 8-9 months and stopped working shortly after. Very disappointed especially after paying around $2800 for my mac book pro.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    You would expect when you're forking out big bucks for an Apple product that it would be of good quality, but don't expect this of this charger. I had my cable a few months and already it started to fray and split at the ends, as well as the points where I would wrap it around the tabs of the charger when storing it. Unfortunately I left it until it got very bad, and was no longer covered in the Apple Warranty. A joke, frankly.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only thing I hate about my new MacBook Pro

    Well, reading the previous 600 BAD review, I think everything have been said. My hope is that Jony Ive will read those reviews and realize is mistake and come back with the first model! This is very bad design...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product

    weak magnet making it the worst apple product i have used. Doesn't stay connected

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet, always detaching!

    If you lift the macbook pro vertically, be sure to expect that more than half the time the charger will detach with ease. I understand that Apple was trying to improve on its old charger but I find fault in both versions. The previous model may have had a stronger magnet even. Any abrupt movement will cause this charger to detach. Extremely inconvenient when trying to charge and type on one's lap while sitting on the couch or in bed. Very disappointing!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rare Junk From Apple

    You know, you shouldn't even have to think about your power supply. It should be a non-issue. It should be invisible. This mis-designed mutant wart certainly is not.

    I was introduced to my first MacBook Pro in 2009, and it had the MagSafe 1. Didn't even know it was there. I could move my laptop...set it on the arm of my chair...move it over so the cat could jump and get some love...set it on the table or retract my chair to get up and set it on the ground...didn't matter what I was doing, it stayed attached to the computer BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF THE WAY.

    The MagSafe 2 hangs out there just begging to get knocked off, and it gets its wish 5-10 times per night. I can't have the computer on my lap with it connected without either disconnecting it, or scrunching my legs together uncomfortably to make room on the side for the wart...but by then the cable has fallen off again.

    This product is mid-90's tech and shouldn't be on a state of the art 2015 computer. Apple should be ashamed...should re-design a power supply of tech contained in the new model put together with the practicality of the old model...and exchange the re-designed supply free of charge with us that spent way too much for an Apple product to begin with. Disgusting.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One month

    One month.That's how long it lasted.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    I have owned my Macbook pro for about 13 months now, and the cord came with the computer, both unused. Now, the cord has frayed both at the top where it plugs into the computer, and right by the adaptor. In fact, I have accidentally burned my hand a couple of times when I touched the cord to unplug it, because hot wires are sticking out of the place where the rubber has broken. I am ordering a new cord now, but I wish Apple would listen to the many customers urging them to update this design. If you are going to require your customers to use a cord that you produce, you should make it a cord that is worth purchasing, especially if you're going to charge 80 freaking dollars for it. As it stands, this cord is poorly made, and is easily damaged with normal use. If there were an alternative to the apple cord, I would be buying it without hesitation.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Currently on my 4th adapter

    Admittedly, I've had my MBP for 3 and a half years but for 100 bucks I'd expect a longer lifespan. Adapter cord always wears down at the attachment to the power block.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe 2 is a poor design

    I've had my Macbook Pro for two days. And I'm already over the new power adapter. It will NOT stay attached. Very little magnetic force to keep it connected to the macbook. It sticks out 90 degrees perpendicular to the computer. The old power adapter was more parallel to the side. It also had a stronger magnetic force connection, so it stayed put. You really have to keep an eye on this new power adapter to make sure it stays connected. The slightest inadvertent bump and it falls off.

    6 of 8 people found this useful