• 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worthy of Savvy Apple Customers

    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!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rips apart

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design of T-Shape Connector

    When I first bought my MacBook Pro and took a look at the MagSafe 2 T-connector I could see the T shape was going to be trouble. Changing the connector design from the L-shape that is parallel and thus out of the way to one that sticks straight out inviting the user to knock it to see how easy it can be disconnected was a mistake. Jony, Apple design is phenomenal; however, this is one big step backwards. Although it lasted my than a year, the conductor broke right through the insulation. Good thing it is carrying only a low voltage current there might have been electrical burns to users.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design apple has ever come up with

    It seems to work fine from a functional perspective, but the 'connector' disconnects at the slightest movement and before you know it you are out of juice or the extended screen turns off!

    The original magsafe design was much better.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this will be the last mac I buy

    Ive had to get a new charger 4 times now. The quality seems to decrease each time. They are not Improving this product. It seems like they are using cheaper materials as the years go by ontop of it being a terrible design to begin with. I am switching to microsoft when it comes time to buy a new computer. This is offensive.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    I can't understand how Apple is able to create such wonderful products and then ship them with terrible power adapters.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Electric shock! dangerous!

    they need to replace these for free, the plastic started peeling off the wire after less than 6 months. my macbook now gives me electric shocks if its charging and i am holding an iphone charging from another socket.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I am a student and I was studying during finals week when the charger decided to break on me. Talk about the worst timing in the world. I was so stressed already and I didn't know I had to worry about my computer charger. I love the computer so much, why would I assume that the charger would be an issue? So flimsy it broke very easily. Never actually wind it around the charger, even though thats what it is advertised to do.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Adapter

    This is my THIRD power adapter. The first one just stopped working. The second one overheated causing frayed, black, burnt, exposed wires. VERY DISAPPOINTED in the product. Until Apple designs another power cord that does not require me to buy one every year, I will not be purchasing another MacBook.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls apart after a year

    For a $2000 computer, I expect the charger to last more than a year. As many of the other reviewers noted, my charger also frayed where the cable connects to the box and no longer works. Unacceptable for an apple product; after 2+ years of bad reviews I'd expect that this should have been taken care of by now.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage!

    Wow, I thought that Dell made junk power supplies. This thing didn't last a year before the ground shield started to separate. You'd figure after seeing so many negative comment that Apple would step up and fix this piece of junk. Too bad the laptop is nice.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    I take very special care of my MBP charger as I have had painful experiences with Mac chargers for the past 10 years. I never wind it up too tight and always make sure to leave some slack. However, I'm still finding that after 2 years of purchasing my MBP Retina, the plastic around the wire has started tearing. Very soon I will have a lot of problems with charging it which is such a headache. A power adapter should last at least 4-5 years.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    Once again, Apple offers another terrible charger. These break just as often as their phone chargers do. Convinced Apple makes these out of the worst materials so their customers have to continue buying things from them. You'd think after spending $3,000 on my Macbook pro I would receive a quality charger, thanks again, Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty power adapters!

    I purchased my MacBook Pro in 2012. It is still going strong. On the other hand I have now had 2 and need a third power adapter. I would rate the power adapter lower but that is not possible. I love apple products, but you would think that Apple would be able to make a power adapter that would last longer than a month or two. Maybe the developers could work on this.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insulation Fraying at One Year

    I have always been gentle with the cord. The tightest it has ever been wound is in the original packaging. Yet before even one year of use the insulation developed at least three different areas that were progressively disintegrating (nearest to the magsafe2 connector is about 4 inches). This is an obvious material problem and manufacturing defect. The Apple store was gracious enough to replace it one year and two weeks after I purchased my laptop, but I'm still worried about the quality of the replacement, if I'll have to buy one in another years time, and whether it presents an electrical/fire hazard in my home.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unaccptable!

    This is the worst charger I have ever had from apple!
    After finally coming out with a flushed charge connection to
    get this one that sticks out more than any other...it's just
    such a let down for a great laptop.
    PLEASE FIX THIS!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable strain

    Second adapter in less than 2 years due to poor quality cable that strains. Disappointing, apple should take responsibility for this.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Waste of Money

    Come on Apple, you need to fix this. I've had mine for FOUR MONTHS and it's time for a replacement. It still works fine, but the cable sheath has degraded so badly at both ends that the wire is fraying. After FOUR MONTHS. That's absolutely appalling. Apple, you need to start offering free charger replacements to people who have already spent obscene amounts of money on your laptops.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    This is the worst device ever. They're big/clunky, expensive and completely unreliable. And while Apple will replace them if you're under warranty, they treat the replacement process as if there's some technical issue that needs to be resolved. In my latest episode with these awful devices, I had endure a useless phone call and then schedule an appt. at the "genius" bar. A complete waste of time.

    My advice to Apple: If you're not going to design a quality product, you should keep a basket of free replacements near the entrance of the Apple store. That way, people wouldn't have to waste their time doing what every other retail store in the country figured out long ago. Shame on Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful