• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Of course it's bulky, heavy, and expensive -- it's 87 watts!

    • Written by Frederick M from Alexandria

    This adapter produces 20.2V at 4.3A, so of course it's bulky, heavy, and expensive compared to single voltage, low current adapters. If you think you can design a regulated USB-C adapter the produces 20.2V at 4.3A, 9V at 3A, and 5V at 2.4A, accepts 100-240VAC at 50-60HZ inputs, meets regulatory standards all over the world, is UL approved, and make it small, light, and inexpensive, then you aren't and electrical engineer. I am an electrical engineer and I am quite impressed by this unit, as I have been with prior Apple power supplies. After seeing the horrible knock-offs and counterfeit Apple power adapter from China, I understand why Apple's genuine articles cost a lot more.

    People griped that the old MagSafe adapters had integrated cords that required that the entire unit be replaced in case of cord damage. Now this one has a detachable line cord and people complain that it's separate. They complain that "there are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter." After seeing the way that people wrapped the cords around the clips, as tight as banjo strings with the cord almost being pulled out of the adapter by the force, eventually leading to failure in thousands of cases, it's no wonder Apple removed them. People who do things like that are why we can't have nice things.

    Another reviewer wrote "It wears out on both ends and now I have one of the ends showing electrical WIRE and it's starting to SPARK?!" I've had three iPads, two MacBooks, at least a half dozen iPods, and three iPhones. I've never damaged any cord on any of them - because I take care of my stuff. People need to recognize that a small diameter, very flexible power/data cable is not something that can be treated like a string from a Weed Wacker. If your cord is frayed, it's your fault, not Apple's. If you refuse to take care of your stuff, then buy Dell. They have power cords that are about as big around as a horse's leg.

    117 of 162 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it has a decent price tag

    • Written by LVCHY C from Griffin

    Other than the price tag, the charger is actually pretty good. Its a super fast charge for my MacBook Pro. I brought the charger extender adapter for it as well just to give me the extra length and would recommend to everyone. Cant fault it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent adapter!

    • Written by Lee N from Dallas

    While it might not be MagSafe that actually comes with a giant benefit. With MagSafe if your cable started to fray at the connector end you were stuck needing to buy a new adapter. Now with USB C if the cable goes bad you can just buy a new cable. That's a wonderful idea and I think in the long run this will save people a lot of money.

    38 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Safe clean design.

    • Written by Thorbjørn K from København Ø

    This is the charger of the future, what what it does, which is provide the MacBook with an incredible 87W of USB-C power, it's an incredible piece of engineering.

    What most people fail to take into account is the fact that this is engineering at it's finest, a clean box that doesn't overheat while still providing maximum oomph to your sleek MacBook Pro (or any other device needing angry pixies)

    With USB-C I can charge any USB-C device, so I can use the same charger, with the same USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable to charge my fancy BeoPlay A1 speaker, and because B&o engineered this to comply with the new USB-C standards, the little speaker will actually make great use of all 89W of angry pixies.

    My only gripe is that this isn't a 100W charger, because that is the maximum USB-C allows, but that would mean an even bigger charger.

    I bought the Power Adapter Extension Cable because I like to be able to work with my computer anywhere, and sometimes even charging it, but this might be excessive, but I appreciate that the charger doesn't come with this extension cable like previous chargers or computers did, because most people don't need this, so it's a bit of a waste honestly.

    28 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it and love it.

    • Written by Jeffrey P from Erie

    I have a new iphone x and a new ipad pro 10.5 mpf22LL/A. It allows the fast charging with the usb c to lightening cable. Yes this is a work around and it took me a few stops at different best buy stores to get the right stuff, but finally, I did. It appears to be charging my ipad way faster than with the smaller charger that comes with the ipad. I will keep this handy at work. In the past 16 minutes, my ipad pro went from 7% to 26%.

    18 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by Miguel M

    Charges stuff very fast & it's dope that I can remove the cable whenever I want.

    17 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm but you can't please everyone

    • Written by Doug F from Tulsa

    This power brick is beautiful, unlike most utilitarian devices, and works beautifully, too. It doesn't get as hot as the old 85W MacBook chargers and is compatible with Apple's old power supply extension cord, so you don't have to worry about blocking other outlets if you don't want to. For ages, people have complained about the cords being integral with the brick and susceptible to fraying, making for what's effectively a really expensive replacement cable. No longer! You can use any USB C cable capable of handling sufficient juice and you can charge a variety of devices with the same brick - if you want to. If and when the cable(s) fray, you can get a replacement for far less than buying a whole new brick with integrated cables for $79 and that's only necessary if it's been longer than a year and Apple won't warranty exchange it.

    As in the past, the electronics inside have been shown to be high quality with thoughtful engineering behind them. If there's such a thing as a charger that matches this one's quality, design and output as well as the warranty, I'd like to see it.

    21 of 64 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.

    16 of 59 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!

    20 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO MANY SARCASTIC COMMENTS.....

    • Written by Dale T from Vieginia Beach

    This is an excellent product. If you want, fall way back to the Windows OS. Stop yer cryin' about bending this, breaking that, no supplied this, etc., etc.. Take CARE of your belongings. Slow down. Take the time (only an extra second or two),out of your day, to protect the products that make your life easier. So many sarcastic comments about things YOU can do to eliminate the very problems YOU CREATE by being in to great a hurry or just not caring for your things. Go cry to your dog, cat, a brick, or something besides this comment section. Nobody cares if you won't take the very tiny amount of time to care for your STUFF.

    36 of 189 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C Missing cable

    • Written by Stephen Z from nashville

    So since every one here is commenting on the changes made to the computer and not the brick it self I will comment on the brick.

    The brick is one of the few USB-C bricks that comply 100% with the over 60 Watt usb-c 100PD. This means this will charge all the way from a google pixel to a 15 MacBook Pro. This brick is the omni charger of the USB-C world.

    The only issue is cost. I know apple this is first party but you took away the cable. That was a gut punch move.

    67 of 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite lit but too expense

    • Written by Harry S from Chelmsford

    Pretty litt but costs too much for a charger

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by Nathan K from University Heights

    I use the 87w charger at work for my 12.9” iPad Pro and iPhone X. I’m in and out of meetings daily and taking notes, providing ad hoc research or giving presentations. I needed to charge quickly between my hetic schedule. This charger does a great job charging all of my devices. It is a bit bulky, but I keep it stationary and travel with the smaller 61w. I also agree with other reviewers that it’s a bit overpriced. Overall, it charges my devices quickly and I’ve never had any issues with it.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Old Charging Cable System

    • Written by Bailey C from Dallas

    I love the idea of not having to spend $79 every time a cable breaks. Having this come separate from the cable will save me a lot of money!

    38 of 73 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Effective, Miss the Charging Light

    • Written by Michael C G from Macomb

    I do love this adapter for longevity reasons. The niceties of not having to buy an entire new power adapter when the cord eventually frays is a godsend as I will not be spending 80+ dollars on one like the old magsafe adapter. I do miss the cord management, the extension cord which had to be bought separate and the charging indicator light but otherwise it does it's job.

    13 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent but outdated design and expensive

    • Written by Brandon R from Rising Sun

    I like it but like others have said, the design is outdated and this thing a heavy monstrosity which contradicts the superbly thin laptops. It is overpriced for what you get. No power cord whatsoever. What the heck is that about. That makes for a $100 laptop charger. Come on Apple.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The good and not good

    • Written by Barbara S from San Diego

    I like that this charger came with the cable unattached so now when I travel I can separate them, and if the cable wears out I won’t have to replace the charger too.

    I don’t like the fact that Apple did not lower the price on the charger to reflect the loss of the cable with it. Paying the same for the charger and then adding the separate charge for its cable is a substantial price hike!

    It’s pretty cheap and customer-unfriendly of Apple given its customers are paying up to $4000.00 for new laptops, then paying another $300-$400 to have the device warrantied (remember the olden-days when products automatically came with warranties because consumers had the right to expect decent quality?), and all the adapters we must purchase because of the continual design changes. Eventually Apple is going to price itself out of the market, and it would already be there if it hadn’t become so rich and powerful it's one of the companies (looking at you too Google and Amazon) that new, smaller competitors can’t compete with. Apple, you should have lowered the price on this charger, if only as a gesture to your customers.

    I wish the charger didn’t get as hot as it does, but at least the new SS MB Pro doesn’t burn my lap like my old MB Pro did.

    45 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating - sometimes my laptop isn't being charged while plugged in.

    • Written by Brian D from Newtownards

    What really frustrates me about this power adaptor is that i regularly find my MacBook Pro not charging despite the fact it's plugged in.

    When compared to the old magsafe adaptors this is a huge step backwards. Essentially there are 2 issues with the new design.
    1) unless the usb-c connection is properly seated in it's slot power doesn't get to the laptop. Furthermore when working with the laptop on my knee - e.g. while travelling the connector can become slightly dislodged, meaning that charing stops.
    2) unlike the old power adapter the usb-c cable can be disconnected at the "power brick" end as well as the laptop end, giving 2 possible points of failure.


    By contrast. look at a lightning connector as an good example of a connector that doesn't have this problem. A lightning connector has indentations at each side so that the connector can gripped by an iPhone. By contrast a USB-C connector has smooth sides and no notch that can be used by the laptop to hold onto the cable and stop it sliding out accidentally.

    I appreciate there may be reasons why apple moved away from magsafe, in principle I don't mid that the new adapter isn't magsafe, but I do mind that I'm not always getting a full charge when available while travelling on business, leading to a loss of productivity and loss of earnings because of a poorly designed power connector.

    45 of 55 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.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky and too overpriced

    • Written by Ori M from El Sobrante

    This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the LED indicator is gone as well there is no way to know if your laptop is charging unless you heard the sound it makes when you plug it in. Overall, its really not the best but its what you need to power your device.

    1300 of 1401 people found this useful