• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed - nowhere near good enough

    Having recently upgraded my Macbook Pro to the new Macbook Pro Retina, I have been delighted with the computer. However, I was very disappointed with the charger. The design of the charger used to much better, with the old 'L' shape design the connection was much more secure and less likely to fall out whilst charging. With the new charger, I find even the slightest movement will cause the charger to disconnect. Not good enough for the amount you pay for a high quality computer!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!!!

    Power cable in bits in pieces What a Shame Apple! What a Shame!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger!!

    I'm not sure what the other reviewers have been doing with their charger but mine has lasted 3 years so far. Much better that the terrible ones I've had with PC's over the years. I can recommend from the other reviews that if you regularly charge you Macbook in 2 locations that you get 2 chargers as no cables like being wrapped up in a bag!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother!

    Honestly...Some of the shoddiest excuse for a charger I've ever seen. I've gone through 3, yes 3 chargers in 2 years. That's £180 down the toilet. Of course Apple will say it's down to how you treat it, I treat my very well and it eventually dies within a few months...No visible damage, tears or burns, which is surprising as the power pack gets so hot I'm worried it will burn a hole through my couch. The charger alone is enough to put me off MAC's pretty much all Apple products, your phone chargers are awful too. If I knew what I know now 2 years ago I would not bother getting it and would have gone for a more reliable windows computer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    I've been a buyer of Apple products for years, 3 MacBook pros, 4 iPads & 6 iPhones. All there cables have lasted the life and probably longer of the product. I've always been carful with any cable leaving some slack when winding, having duplicate cables and chargers for work and home, so there's no wrapping and rewinding. And as for overheating never had it, may be there product is using the wrong rated charger.
    So I'll stand up for Apple & say "jolly good show" if you look after it, it'll look after you. :-)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Genuine Apple

    I am writing this review to tell the world how superficial most of the reviews for this product are (or at least seem). To be fair the only star missing here is due to its price. I got my laptop in the winter of 2012 and the charger had absolutely no problem until a few days ago. What happened? I miss-packed my wire and the insulation layer slightly opened near the power box and it has a small angle at which it does not charge the laptop at all. I ordered a spare one for when this will totally break down. It really is about how you handle it. Wrapping the wire around the power box seemed to be a pretty bad idea as the tension built up and teared the insulation (the temperature had a role in this too, but that's understandable). I really like Apple's chargers, they do not tangle and seem to be pretty sturdy too. Just remember to take care of your stuff people and they won't last for only 2 years :P mine is almost 4 years old.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    On my 3rd one of these now. £2300 for a laptop and the power supply is so badly built I won't buy an MacBook again after this one expires.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, same problem as everyone

    The cable gets damaged at the MagSafe connecter end. And same with the lightning cables for iPhone. Apple really needs to improve the quality of their charging accessories.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk

    This thing has torn apart in 4 different places. What a waste of money. What overpriced junk. Unfixable (as with most of apples products). How can they have the gaul to charge loyal premium paying customers so much for a necessity like this. I'm sick of them. Sick of Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely dire reliability

    I'm about to order my third one of these rubbish chargers. The last one once again broke at the point where the cable to the Macbook attaches to the charger block. It's actually just started smoking where I'd tried to patch over the frayed rubber with electrical tape.

    Atrocious design, but we're stuck with it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality charger!

    I've absolutely no idea why this product has so many negative reviews - I've had my MacBook for more than two years now and haven't had to replace the charger at all, it is still in great condition (apart from the white colour being a bit darker now obviously).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a charger, it works, had mine 2 years with no issues

    If you need a charger then buy this, simple as that. Mine has lasted two years, and so has my father's and colleague's. Not sure what people do to their chargers but mine is fine.

    Ordering a second one now because I'm tired of lugging it around.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Harsh handlers?

    I feel these reviews are somewhat weighted towards people that have had negative experiences with these units. After all, the millions of people that have had no problems with their adapter are unlikely to leave a review here just to say "all is well".
    I have been using various MacBook models with MagSafe adapters since they came out. I have *never* had an adapter fail on me in anyway whatsoever. I have not had a concern about overheating nor have I ever had any connectors fail or cable insulation wear and expose bare wire. I can only put this down to a couple of things:

    1) Do NOT remove the connector from the computer by pulling (even gently) on the cable itself. Remove it by gripping the metal or plastic connector and pulling up or down
    2) Do leave a bit of slack before you wrap the cable around the charger's built-in cable management prongs. Watch some youtube videos for tips on this.This will prevent the cable fraying where it comes out of the charger unit

    My sister has gone through three adapters in perhaps 3-5 years. They have all failed with worn insulation, exposed cable and eventual shorting out. This can't be a coincidence. She swears that she doesn't abuse them, but I just don't buy it.
    Again, I've never had an Apple cable in the last 10 years fail on me. My original USB -> Dock connector cable that came with my iPad 2 is only now just beginning to show signs of wear around the Dock connector. That's not bad for almost six years of regular use.
    I expect a MagSafe adapter to last me the whole lifetime of any MacBook I buy. I haven't been proven wrong yet.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks to your cables I will no longer buy Apple Products

    In 6 years i have had to replace 3 times this Power Adapter. Added to the various times I have had to replace my iPhone 5 charger I am so totally fed up that i will no longer buy any more apple products in the future. This is a problem that Apple should have taken seriously sometime ago as there are many dissatisfied customers. Quite frankly I am no longer prepared to shell out more money on premium costing items that do not come with premium item cables/accessories.
    Apple´s cables are very poor quality and to add insult to injury seriously overpriced. May I suggest in the ever competitive technology space that the Seniors at Apple realise that this major flaw in that all your cables are non durable and easily break or fray will lose you many loyal customers which may overtime cause Apple to lose its position in the marketplace. Please remember there was a time when Nokia ruled the world.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Same problem as other users! Sort it out Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    falling apart after 6 months

    only had this product for less than six months and its already falling apart.
    this however doesn't come as a surprise as all apple wires fall apart shortly after their first use.
    disappointed is an understatement.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I have Apple care

    Lasted me over a year, just got worse and worse. Knew the problem would happen eventually so I put tape and springs on the cable ends to prevent the inevitable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a grand total of 2 years

    Pile of garbage, totally tore after 2 years gentle use

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 2 years life is not enough for £65

    Overpriced and unreliable.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A victim of selection bias?

    I guess the millions of people (like me) who never experience any problems with their power supply don't ever have a reason to come here and leave a good review for it! So the average rating here is probably very misleading.

    I'm just here because I want to buy a spare one. The one that came with my MacBook is working fine after two years.

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