• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, doesn't work well, incomplete

    • Written by Christopher B from Bend

    I'm a long time Apple user, and while I actually cheer their move to USB-C, these chargers are just ridiculously expensive, especially given what you get. First, it's not even a complete charger - you still have to buy a USB-C cable for it. Sure, it means you now have a choice of which one you want, but come on, USB-C cables are a couple dollars (for non-Apple ones that are just as good, if not better), yet they can't include it. Further, all this is is the power converter, it has no power cord itself, so the length of cable you need the USB-C cable to be now has to factor in to that (I preferred when Apple provided both the little pure-plug plug, as well as the full cable plug).

    Finally, I find that it's slow and/or underpowered. If my MacBook Pro (15" 2018 model) is working a fair bit, basically the charge stays at it's current level. For example, I had my computer doing a network backup (i.e. using Backblaze), so it's copying a lot of files over the network, but it's otherwise not doing anything else. During parts of this, the charge stayed the same, or even went down (if the fans kicked on)! That seems crazy. I believe that the power cable should be able to keep up with even the most demanding workload of the computer.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A major step backwards in design, quality and user experience.

    • Written by Michael P from NEWTON

    This power adapter is a major step backwards and is a poor user experience compared to the magnetic adapters in previous models.


    1) No cable management for this new adapter design. There are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter and there is no clip on the cable itself to facilitate wrapping it up.
    2) There is no charging indicator / status light on the new AC Adapters.
    3) New requirement - pay an additional $19 for the charging cable that used to be included with previous iterations of Apple AC adapters.
    4) When this adapter is plugged into an older wall socket, it does not stay in due to its heavy weight.

    Apple managed to ruin what used to be an elegant design. Worst of all, it costs more for the inferior design.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    weird behaviour with USB C charger

    • Written by Prithvi S from Harwich

    Every so often i find plugging in the 87W charger to my MacBook pro or iPad pro does not start charging them (at first i thought my mac was at fault, but not so as a separate usb c device also doesn't charge). disconnecting the charger from the wall and device, dismantling the plug part of the charger and the cable; swapping the cable end for end and reconnecting everything seems to get it going again. what's going on??!! this issue is now present even in the third charger I have bought.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by Sebastien R from Quebec

    Too expensive and you cannot even use it without buying an additional usb-c cable.

    I used to love Apple products and in a matter of 2-3 years I now really dislike the company. Unfortunately I'm trapped with them since I need Xcode in my job.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last for a year

    • Written by Martijn V from Cuijk

    All is said in the title. For something priced like this, you would definitely expect better.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Value

    • Written by Aleksander H from East Lansing

    This charging brick is poorly designed. No innovation at all. The charger got more expensive but definitely a downgrade from magsafe. They released a inferior product and now charge more for it. It's really disappointing from a luxury brand like Apple

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brick without the necessary brick accessories

    • Written by RYAN E P from Birmingham

    So you have to buy the USB C charging cable to make it functional, its a $h% design and apple has flatly demonstrated they hold their customers in contempt. I have no choice as this is what my business uses for code development and require Xcode so we are held hostage to this nickel and dime as others have clearly stated. They know consumers have little choice and they gouge us and it's no better than highway robbers of old, just in a different format on a different horse but still robbery and taking advantage. They use to deliver value for what they charged, now it's just about profit and this whole unbundling to piecemeal has gone to far..........I have to use them but I now hate apple and have been a user since the beginning and I do mean the beginning.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter for 15" MacBook Pro

    • Written by Steve C from Anthem

    I am giving this product 5 stars. It is the first power supply I have owned for a laptop that does not have the cord attached. All of my other cords disintegrate around the area connected to the adapter. This adapter allows you to store the cord separately keeping the weight of the unit off the cord. I am very impressed with the quality of the adapter. The cord coils nicely in a circle around the adapter and fits right in the bag. Great product. Great price.

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's See What Happens

    • Written by Justin R from NEW BUFFALO

    I have no qualms with not getting a cable with the brick, it is expensive, but it is Apple, so I guess I'll pay the Apple tax. My issue is that the 87W power brick that came with my 2018 MBP stopped working after less than two months. I went in to get it replaced, and when I got to the store it worked. Got home later, didn't work. I will attempt to get it replaced due to spotty performance, however if it doesn't get replaced then 1/5.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is this?

    • Written by Andrew M from Canton

    Why is this thing so dumb?
    -The heaviest part is stuck to the outlet. Most outlets don't have the strength to hold this silly thing in place.
    -The largest part plugs into the outlet. Generally, it would be nice if I could not upset people off by taking up 2 outlet spaces.

    This is not good for Apple's image, it can be easily fixed, and it isn't progressive/ innovative. Change it.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These don't work.! They don't charge my 2018 MBP.

    • Written by David A from Danville

    I have made sure to test these with 100 w rated usb c cables and I have tried 4 usb c charge cables from Apple but it won't charge. I bought 2 87 w chargers also. Neither work. My 61 w adapter works fine. For this much money, this is a joke! This is the most negative review I've done.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OVERPRICED APPLE AGAIN AND AGAIN

    • Written by JASON B from Brooklyn

    I'M SO OVER APPLE AND HOPE EVERYONE ELSE TOO. THIS CHARGER IS EXACTLY WHAT'S WRONG WITH APPLE. OVERPRICED AND NOT WILLING TO BUDGE. I BOUGHT A NEW MACBOOK PRO A FEW YEARS AGO AND NEVER WORKED WELL. IT WAS THE LOGIC BOARD THAT EVERYONE IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH BUT THEY STILL MADE ME PAY HALF PRICE FOR A FEW ONE. $3700 FOR SLOW 16MEG COMPUTER AND THEN $500 MORE TO FIX THE LOGIC BOARD. $4100 FOR A LEMON. NEVER AGAIN

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    87W USB-C Power Adapter

    • Written by HUGH S M from Tucson

    There is a CONSISTENT theme in the reviews of this power adapter, but clearly no one at Apple is listening. This "brick" represents old technology at an excessive price that is causing many of us to reconsider our brand loyalty.
    For all the money Apple spends on its brand, both in R&D and direct consumer advertising, this is a major self inflicted wound. The absence of any power indicator, method of storing the cable on the unit and the excessive cost both for the adaptor and the separate cable is insulting. I have been a long time Apple proponent, but like others I will begin to look at other options because any company that promotes decisions that are penny wise and pound foolish are no longer visionary.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Selling the power adapter and the cable separately is the best feature!

    • Written by Art G from Pebble Beach

    In olden times, when the connection of the cable to the battery went south, we had to replace the whole thing.

    Now if the cable goes bad, you just pay a few bucks to replace that. And you can use any USB-C cable you want.

    So happy to see this!

    12 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Service Shmervice

    • Written by Brad G from Greenville

    I drove to Best Buy through an hour of traffic to get a back up charger for home use. I got back home and no connector cable. Great. Was I the dumb one for thinking it would be included, or is Apple the dumb one? I'm trying to think of the last time I bought a toaster that had no cord or a toothbrush that had no bristles. Is this thinking differently?

    Maybe, just maybe, if the designer box did not have 3 pt type printed in 10% black, I might have been able to read that a cable was not included, if it says that at all, but I left my pocket microscope in my other pair of pants. Give me a break. I pay a premium for your hardware to begin with.

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My goodness Apple is getting cheap!

    • Written by Jens-Erik L from Stanford

    $79 for a measly charger is a ripoff, but at least it's by Apple, right? Wrong. Buyer beware that this pricey piece of plastic doesn't even include the cable that connects it to your device. So it won't work without another $19 purchase. Come on, Apple. After dealing with your flimsy, delicate MacBook Pro chargers for many years, you finally let customers remove the cable from the brick only so you can squeeze even more money from them? This is Apple circa 2018.

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A giant leap backwards.

    • Written by Vincent R from York

    Wow. It's not that it's so bad (it works), it's just a big step backwards. I remember when apple used to lead the design world. Everything that was cool about the power cord is gone. Yes, apple once made a boring power cord cool. Now? It's just plain and sad.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Cable...Rip Off

    • Written by Luke S from Ballwin

    I think it's absolutely ridiculous they don't include the USB-C charging cable with a new Power Adapter. All previous generations of Power Adapters include the cable. Now to get a second charging solution you have to spend nearly 100 dollars.

    59 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip-off!

    • Written by Marc B from MONTREAL

    NO CABLE INCLUDED, NO CABLE MANAGEMENT, NO LED!

    Overpriced.

    Time to move away from Apple.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, broke after a year of moderate use

    • Written by Michael V from Toronto

    Quality has gone way down, even w the Mbps...

    4 of 5 people found this useful