• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your Nightmare Incarnated

    Think of the worst thing that has ever happened to you. Then think worse.

    This is that spawn of he ll that keeps you up at night, wondering how a human (or in this case a group of humans) could do this to another human. Apple, a company that prides itself in delivering quality, innovative products, lost all sense of importance when it came to designing the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. This product is so terrible, it doesn't even deserve the pathetic sympathy star Apple forces you to give it on this form. At a price point of over $70, this charger challenges you to break it out of rage before it simply breaks out of regular use. With regular use, one can expect this charger to stumble its way to death within 6 months. With careful use, one might expect somewhere around 6 months and 1 week of usability. The AC side of the unit is the only salvageable half, while the T charger side can be likened to the thickness of an iPhone cable paired with the laptop charging capabilities of a rock. You're better off using your Macbook until it dies and just tossing out the laptop and buying a whole new unit because you end up coughing up $100s of dollars on useless chargers as a painful reminder that Apple now owns your life. Want to use third party chargers? Well get ready to be slapped in the face by Apple with devilishly tight regulation on their IP, to the point that they have a monopoly on T shaped magnetic chargers for Macbooks. Any other version will be met with incompatibility or likely fry your sensitive Macbook.

    Welcome to the hole you've dug yourself and thank you Apple for throwing us the $77 shovel.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord is melting!

    The plastic cover of the cord broke about a year from where it is connected to the adapter (obviously like all apple chargers!), but about a week ago, that same point started heating up extremely and now the cord has completely melted! Apple, please care more about the safety of your costumers! The power adapters might even cause a fire.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable after 1.5 years of use

    Really terrible cable quality. It frayed after 1.5 years of regular use. Worthless. And super expensive to replace.

    Apple, fix this.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    STOP BREAKING

    I'm on my third charger and this is not okay. I'm a student and am about to switch away from Apple just because I can't afford to keep replacing the chargers. Not cool apple, I own all of your products and this stinks.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too delicate

    Easily frayed, mine started smoking and stopped working.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died in an year

    My original charger died right after 1 year warranty. Have a shell out 80 dollars more.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stay attached, BAD design

    Why in the name of all that is holy would Apple revert back to this T-design with weeeeeeeaaaaaak magnets? If I pick up my laptop, the weight of the cord is stronger than the connecting magnets. My 2009 MacBook Power Adapter is going strong and stays plugged in under normal user conditions, why is it that this one is so useless? Would give 0 stars if that was possible.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible and Expensive to replace

    Have had my Macbook air for 3 years and already on my third magsafe adapter. They fray after about year and then i have to fork out $80 for another. I guess the problem has existed for 10 plus years and Apple doesn't seem to care. It doesn't make sense

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating and Irritating to Needlessly Fiddle with the Cord

    This is my second MacBook Pro. I have never had an issue with my first Mac and had a standard to compare my new purchase against. If I could give this product 0, I would. In an ideal situation, I would work on my laptop at a desk. But, this is not the case. In reality, I put my Mac on the bed, take it to bed and work or set it on my lap while watching TV. It is one thing for the adapter to disconnect once but, it is constant through its use. The minutest touch will cause a disconnection. It is guaranteed to disconnect if my power source is to the right of the computer connection and I need to trail the cord in front, under or behind the Mac. Or, the biggie, in the groove of working for hours thinking you are plugged in to find the power cord has been disconnected. It is irritating, annoying and frustrating. For what I paid, I would expect the power adapter to stay connected. It is obvious the Mac and power adapter was not subjected to the conditions of daily normal use. Apple Fail!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple please make your charges long lasting!

    Despite taking care to supply proper power via a spike/ups to the charger and taking care not to break the cable at the start and end, i'm facing component failure in the primary of the charger! i have dell charger used roughly on direct power...no problems at all! Why do i have to shell out 80 dollars or Rs 6600 for a charger when it could be fixed by apple for a nominal amt instead of making the user pay for a new one? This seems to be major money spinner for apple and a deterrent to people going for apple products as the laptop cannot be charged by any other means. PLease renew our faith in apple !!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly hopeless, and no real solution to date.

    Have had Apple computers and hand-held devices since the late 80's, but my new MBP 15" retina display has only been in my possession for 2 years now and I've had to replace the adapter once already - at my own expense no less. At $80 a pop, this is ridiculous and needless. My last MacBook served me well for almost a decade, and I never had to replace the adapter once. What gives Apple? At the very least, you should have replaced my adapter ONCE since I'm still within my 3 years of Apple Care. Maybe other MBP users are made of money, and can just replace their power adapters with no consequence financially. But that is not the case for me. I'm so disappointed! Oh, and that's not even counting the other 2 major issues I've had with this MBP (keyboard and USB port issues). Sigh. Companies just don't care anymore about their customers, including Apple apparently. PLEASE fix this adapter issue!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not deserve to be called a LAPtop

    The new magsafe2 is an utter piece of junk!! I can't hardly TOUCH my "lap"top without it falling off and FORGET actually using it IN MY LAP!! If I try to use my computer with it in my lap the power cord WILL NOT stay connected - every little bump and movement causes it to fall off. The magnet is SO WEAK that I've thought it was connected when it actually was not - that particular day I had planned to use my computer as a LAPtop, and had put it in my lap, thinking I had a couple hours of charge (at least) when I actually had MINUTES because the charger failed to seat itself properly before.

    I ALWAYS buy Apple products and pay a PREMIUM in so doing. In other words, I EXPECT IT TO WORK. "Crashing" isn't a problem WHEN THERE IS NO POWER!!! I'm about DONE with Apple products!! I just don't get why they can't seem to get their act together. I also don't get why EVERY TIME I get an "update" for my iPhone is TOTALLY SCREWS UP my phone . . . that that is another LONG story of dissatisfaction. I wonder how long Apple can survive when they seem so completely devoted to angering their customers!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY VERY poor quality

    The original design and quality was right up there with expected quality, but the new MagSafe 2 cable is terrible quality. Broken and fraying in a number of places. On top of that the the magnet is not strong enough. I cant believe Apple has not sorted this out.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are terrible quality

    Cable frayed to the point of not working anymore after 3 years of use. Apple, please make better cables!!!!!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed like every single other apple charging cable

    I love apple, but I can't understand why they don't update these thin, delicate charging cables. Mine has predictably frayed at the charging brick, similar to every Apple cable I've ever had. Unlike the iPhone charger however, there is no better alternative on the market for a macbook pro, and spending $79 for such a ludicrously unreliable product is painful. No matter how you transport this thing, it seems sure to break. I've never in my life owned another product in which you have to treat the cable like it's a piece of fine crystal. This should be a simple fix...come on Apple.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Breaking!

    I've had 3 of these 85 W Magsafe 2 chargers for my retina display macbook pro. And the problem for some reason keeps hppening no matter how gentle I treat the charger. They just decided to STOP WORKING. There was no excessive heat problem, there wasn't any burning scent, exposed wire, the cable is in pristine condition and is always stored neatly (rolled wide, never in a tight bundle), hardly ever dropped. I have ZERO clue what made all THREE of them suffer the same problem. I used to have an L charger for an older 2008 macbook, never a problem.

    Seriously dissapointed in this charger.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed at the power unit.

    I was surprised to see the cord frayed at the power unit to where it started to smoke. This after only 3 years of use. Previous models lasted until... well, forever. The adapter was always used in the office or home, and was not abused in airports, coffee shops, etc. "Designed in California. Assembled in China" Maybe it should be designed in Germany and assembled in California.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There is no rating ZERO???

    Have to buy a new one now, since the cable of the previous one broke near the magnet. Did Apple make this weak point on purpose???
    Ahhh, another thing: when the MBP is laying on a soft surface, the cable is continuously disconnecting, as the MagSafe magnet is not strong enough and the T-shape cable forces the unplugging; what an awful design...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Mac laptop chargers are just so bad and I can't image a company like apple that fail to design and deliver a better quality charger.
    I have purchased 4 chargers already and every one of those fail working within 1 year.
    1st is overheated and burned
    2nd and 3rd stop working after about 1 year
    4th is even worth, i took extremely care, not bending the cable, pick it up with 2 hands, etc... but still can't prevent it failing miserably.
    charge looks like new but just won't charge.
    Please spend some profits you earned by selling those expensive products and come up with a better charger, i am tired of spending 80$ every year and have to replace this junk. i am starting to loose faith in apple, how come a reputable company come up with a product like this?????

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to break and no alternative solution

    So we have to bear with it till a smart design comes along.

    3 of 3 people found this useful