• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design of T-Shape Connector

    • Written by from South Grafton

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    • Written by from Louisville

    I am about to buy my third charger for my Macbook 13 - although I am sick of paying $80 for new chargers, it is not due to the charger being bad or falling out or not working. Our new puppy has chewed all of my chargers in half, including two iPhone chargers as well! Other than this crazy pup, I think the charger is fine and works perfectly for me. Matter of fact, my laptop charges so fast that it doesn't even need to be on that long. And even then, the battery lasts a couple days. All in all, I like the charger - I don't think the L shape or T shape really matters. People really shouldn't be upset about the charger being $80, it's not surprising at all.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design apple has ever come up with

    • Written by from Mahone Bay

    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

    • Written by from baltimore

    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


    • Written by from Mapleton

    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!

    • Written by from Milton keynes

    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


    • Written by from Warrenton

    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

    • Written by from South Riding

    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

    • Written by from Elgin

    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!

    • Written by from Hillsborough

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe 2 power adapter for my 13" MacBook (late 2016)

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    This power adapter was purchased in Sept 2006 with my new 13" MacBook and finally died in April 2015 of a shorted out grounding shield. The adapter was not attached to the laptop when it shorted and began smoldering. I suppose 9 years is pretty good longevity on the device, but I am glad we smelled the burning before it caught the house on fire. Never leave this product plugged in and unattended while you are out of the house. Unplug it unless you are close by to keep an eye on it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from Toronto

    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

    • Written by from North Kingstown

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but far from terrible

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Just had to write a positive review. I've had mine for nearly 2 years without a failure. My wife and I have owned 4 MacBooks (Air and now Pro) over the past few years. We tend not to travel with our MacBooks, so the chargers stay plugged in at home the majority of the time. If you're like us, you could expect the same. The batteries have improved so much over the years that we charge them when not in use... usually overnight. We also have a Thunderbolt display and use it as an alternate charging location.

    Anyway, all that to say that your mileage will vary. Just expect that anything that gets plugged and unplugged daily will wear... no matter who makes it. If you don't like it, buy another product and vote with your dollars. I have, and am happy with my Apple products... not planning on going back to Windows any time soon.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty power adapters!

    • Written by from Richmond

    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

    • Written by from Kirkwood

    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


    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cable strain

    • Written by from Halifax

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Love?

    • Written by from Chilliwack

    I've had my Macbook Air for nearly two years now and I'm still going strong with the original charger. I'm not entirely sure what's with all the negative reviews. When I owned PC's, I went through replacement chargers every three months or so, I know pretty much every way to destroy a charger, but I've met my match with this one. Yes from time to time if I sit cross legged with my laptop on my lap, my leg will knock the charger out of place, but when my nephew think's it's funny to push the brick of my charger off the table, I'm glad my laptop doesn't go down with it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Waste of Money

    • Written by from Dubai

    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