• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give 0 stars if I could.

    • Written by from Houston

    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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    • Written by from Hemet

    Why does the MagSafe Adapter cord have to be so cheap and flimsy? Even under normal use it is easily kinked and damaged. Why not make the entire cord thick and durable? Or at least offer a choice between the current lightweight, non durable cord or a heavyweight durable cord. I would rather have the extra bulk than have to replace the cord frequently. At least lower the price since apparently Apple thinks this is a disposable piece. I really think it will be worth a try to find a non apple replacement. Going to look on Amazon now.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Even worse than the previous magsafe design!

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    I bought a new macbook pro about 3 months ago. I was excited to see that the charger design was different but it didn't take more than 5 minutes to realize that the magsafe2 design is MUCH worse than the original magsafe design. For some reason, my wall outlets are always to the right when I need to use my MacBook Pro, and naturally, the charger plug on the macbook pro is on the lefthand side. The previous magsafe charger on my last macbook had a much slimmer design so it could lay flat against the side where it was plugged in. It wasn't the best design, but I'd take it over the magsafe2 any day! The magsafe2 on the other hand sticks straight out when you plug it in so unless you have your MacBook Pro positioned just right next to your wall outlet then there will be a good chance that the wires will bend and break. Oh, and if you have dogs at home like I do then you can forget about keeping it plugged in while you are working! My dog can walk by me and barely touch the cord and it falls out! Terrible design. I never thought I'd miss the old one so much... Apple, look at your reviews on this product and PLEASE fix this issue. I love your products! But I have a hard time believing that a company that invented something as innovative as the iPod can't create a better charger than this... I hate to complain and I never leave negative reviews, but something had to be said about this design. Please fix it.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    magnet and slim design good, price and easily broken is bad

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Magnetic function is awesome and a great a idea. it simply comes off when yanked at an angle up or down but can be dragged across the table by the strong magnet, so clearly its just angles. LOL.

    price is way too high and the wires need to be strong and method of wrapping around square power thing should be better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed yet again...

    • Written by from Holland

    Sick and tired of spending another $80 on these horrible power adapters every two years because of fraying until they no longer work. Apparently there was a replacement offered for these a while back - someone should have told my local Apple store, because when I went two years ago no one mentioned that and I had to buy a new one, and now I'm about to have to go in again because this one is so frayed that it no longer works.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by from Mirpur

    I have very new mac book cori5, this charger stop working with in one month, this charger is not good at all.
    please sort out its problem.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not what I expected.

    • Written by from Malabon

    This adapter didn't even last a one whole month. It's a serious issue, apple. Do not sell a low-quality adapter with a very unreasonable price. It's a pain to buy another one and encounter the same thing. Let us have some better choices to choose from.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Spring

    I bought my 2nd power cord within 2 and 1/2 years today. That's 3 cords including the cord that was included in the original laptop purchase. All of my previous cords have stopped working due to fraying in the same place. I also do not like the magnetized feature. The cord often disconnects from my laptop when I move the laptop and that can be annoying at times.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    This says it all. Just ordered new cord, old one is flaky, can't take the chance of not being able to charge it. Please fix this issue. Bad cord, does not connect electronically well at all. Beautiful computer!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5 chargers in 3 years.

    • Written by from PROVIDENCE

    You would think after all of the 1 star reviews that apple would fix the wire issues. Always the same issues. The wiring at the top fried and I have to keep taping it with electrical tape. Even then it shorts out a day or two later. Unacceptable apple. And 80 dollars for a new one??? Come on.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brampton

    "It also helps prevent fraying or weakening of the cables over time." -- Quote from the actual description. Are you kidding me? In what way does ANY of this design prevent fraying? Are you trying to tell me it takes 12 months instead of 6? For the cost of these computers you should not have to pay an additional annual fee of $100 just to get a new charger, that's ridiculous. These chargers are a piece of junk and careful or not they're going to fray. Anyone who says to just leave the cable on the desk should probably have a desktop not a laptop if that's how they're using their computer because the whole point of a laptop is that you are able to take it with you but if you can't take the cable because it's going to fray then it's just not worth it. GARBAGE.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design Overall

    • Written by from COLORADO SPRINGS

    Really disappointed with the design and experience overall. The connectors comes off and the wire breaks with the folding. Overall Apple has us "bondaged" to this adaptor. I wish there were better options available.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely AWFUL!

    • Written by from Kingston Springs

    The old cable design was much better. This new one is a piece of junk...and $80 to replace it is RIDICULOUS!!!! I'm on my third one in 6 months!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    prone to fraying

    • Written by from San Jose

    the magsafe 2 end frayed and its wires are exposed. this seems to happen a lot with lightning cables as well. my charger lasted about 14 months before it started to fray on me. i have square trade so i think they will replace it. make sure to get applecare for all your apple devices!!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues here

    • Written by from Rio Rancho

    Maybe the magnet on mine is better than most, but I have absolutely no issues with the cord disconnecting inadvertently like so many others. I actually have a little trouble disconnecting it without getting a good grip on the connector.

    Only time will tell if I have the cord issues that everyone else talks about, but the biggest factor in the cause of this that I can see is the built in cord management. Those little finger things don't have rounded edges and cause the cord to be kinked in an awkward way, so it puts a lot of stress on it. When I have to take mine somewhere, I do use this method for now, but I wrap it really loosely because of all the complaints I've read.

    As for price: I'm really not sure what the complaining is about. You spend over a grand on a laptop and are complaining about an $80 power adapter? I don't think it's all that bad compared to the $130 I had to spend to get an extra adapter for my Lenovo. On the other hand, I CAN see the problem with spending it over and over as many have mentioned in their reviews.

    For now, I give this a good review. I can assure you that if I have issues with it, I'll be back to edit this review.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dumb design

    • Written by from CALISTOGA

    This design was out several years ago and was replaced by a flush attachment so no more sticking out, no more hitting it with my coffee cup, my books, my papers, etc.. I just picked up a couple of MacBook Airs and noticed they have gone back to the old dysfunctional design. Already I've knocked it off the computer and have to make way for the power cord that now sticks straight out from the computer. It's awkward and unsightly. I listen to all the complaints about the MagSafe and I've has so many MacBooks, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs yet never a problem with the power supply except for the wearing out of the cord on this kind of design. Why would Apple go back to a design that was already proven no good? I don't get it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power cord ever invented since the dawn of time...

    • Written by from Mountain Brk

    Words cannot express the level of disdain that I have for this POS power cord. I have yet to own a macbook cord that didn't develop a tear/hole within less than a year of use, so there's that unacceptably poor quality standard that exists with this cord as well as all the others that contributes to my 1-star review. But what really sends this one over the edge is the fact that the slightest movement of the laptop will cause the cord to pop out. This is a LAPTOP cord, for gosh sakes -- even the name suggests that its primary usage will not be on a steady level surface. SO why in the world would they change the design from the prior version and make it 1000 times WORSE by making it so susceptible to separation? It absolutely will not stay in the charging port if I have it in my lap and anything is touching it. Seriously, on a day when I'm working from home on my laptop in bed or on the sofa, I bet I have to reattach the cord 100 times. I loathe this version of an already low-quality product. And now I need a new one because of course there is a tear, and I better get one soon before I accidentally electrocute myself with the exposed wires. Ugh. Hate it hate it hate it. $4000 computer that I love, with an $80 POS charger that's worth about $1. That is all I can say about it. Would give it negative stars if I could.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the problem?

    • Written by from GARDNER

    I can't imagine what people are doing with their chargers to have so much trouble. I've had mine for three years of moderate use with no issues at all. Maybe the cords are fraying because the flip out "fingers" for wrapping the cord put too much stress on it. I have always just wrapped the cord around my fingers and put a rubber band around it because that's the way it fits best in my case. I also find the magnet to be strong enough for normal use. The only time it has disconnected is when i have tripped over it, just as it is supposed to do.
    I have no complaints.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worthy of Savvy Apple Customers

    • Written by from Oviedo

    The DC connector constantly falls away from the computer with very minimal resistance so that you are using the battery even when you thought you were plugged in. The weight of the cord itself seems enough to detach it. (Looking at it seems to be enough resistance.) Had I known this about the cable, I would not have "upgraded" my computer. I gave my 2013 MacBook Pro with the previous MagSafe cord to my daughter. I'm thinking about trading computers. Shame on Apple for not correcting this problem. The previous cord (L-shaped MagSafe) was better than this MagSafe 2, but all of their cords are poorly designed. I never would have thought I'd suggest Apple look to PC's for ideas on how to improve!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rips apart

    • Written by from cleveland

    This charger breaks and rips so easily. And it is CRAZY EXPENSIVE. I had a pc for 4 years and not once did I need to replace the charger. Shame on you apple for not fixing this problem.

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