• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix The Cord

    After all these years, why does the cord still fray? This situation is absurd.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CHANGE YOUR CORD MATERIAL

    Why do I have to buy a new laptop charger every year? It frayed at the power brick like my first one. Step up and finally fix this obvious issue that EVERYONE has!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed about the material used on the cord

    The magsafe 2 power adapter works well except that the cord from the adapter to the T shape connector to the laptop uses the kind of material that disintegrate within several months under normal use condition.

    This is not just the quality issue any more. It is a fire hazard that is common to many mac users. Replacing the power adapter once a year, even with the warranty service, is not good enough. I used to recommend my friends and family members buying macbook/air but I no longer do so knowing that this serious defect can cause lives.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed in less than a year!!!

    I purchased my MacPro February this year and my cord frayed!!! I had my previous Mac for over 3 years and never once replaced the cord.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying at magsafe2 brick connection. Normal use

    I own several macbook pros and other devices. The magsafe2 is the worst they have produced. Fraying and shorting out constantly. I have 4 other magsafe 1 connectors i use daily along with this one and are years older. My only option is to buy a new one?
    Apparently there was a recall on them but never got a notice about it- now the recall is over.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power brick is a dead brick now

    Its less than 2 years and the MagSafe 2 power adapter stopped working, no smoke / no heating problems. Wire is all intact, yet it just stopped working one fine day.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Corporate strategy over consumer's experience

    We all love Apple. We buy their iProducts because they function better than those of Apple's competitors, and they look prettier too. But we are all also aware of Apple's ruthless profiteering, and this product is a perfect example of their charge for cash coming before the user's experience. It appears of secondary importance that the product function well for a sustained period of time. The charger won't even come close to lasting the lifetime of the mac itself. It's such transparent monetising, and actually really very annoying. £65 every two years is a sick joke, and it's just SO fitting that they break within days of the EU warranty's running out. Apple; you have GOT to sort this issue out, because I look at my currently-uncharged (and unchargeable) MacBook and feel disgusted by your bleeding me for still more money. I love your products, but - cynically - at this point, it doesn't make sense for me/us/anyone to keep buying them when they're clearly designed to necessitate further expenditure after relatively little usage. Disappointing, upsetting, but ultimately, Classic Apple: I am an iFool.

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a year

    In less than 10 months of careful daily use, the cord broke and basically tore and burned up near its attachment point to the power adapter. The poor quality of this $80 charger is nearly beyond belief. I use many other electrical devices on a daily basis and I take good care of my stuff. The only things I have of similarly low quality are some micro USB cords, but those cost next to nothing and still last longer. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for selling something this pathetic for $80... but then again it's Apple.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to buy 1 every year

    Adapter barely lasted 15 months. Outer casing on the wires is too thin and weak. Couldn't even handle slight wear and tear. I had to tape it up to make it work. The only hardware product I have seen from Apple that diminishes its reputation (debatable, but the adapter leads the infamous list). Charger carries Apple pricing but not its standards.
    Wish I could give 0 star.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible product

    lasts a year and then breaks. Try to be careful with it, still frays. 3rd in 3 years

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

    I am surprised and disappointed that Apple has not rectified this problematic cable. From numerous reviews of this product you realise that this product has a fatal design error and its a matter of time before it breaks. Mine just did.
    I am araid this is 'NOT APPLE'

    Loyal customer
    ps

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build

    Like most people on here my Macbook Pro Retina charger barely lasted a year. It's been hanging on for deal life with tape wrapped around either end of the charging cable. By the mag connector it has frayed and you can see the bare wires underneath. It has now decided to stop charging if though I have disturbed the charger or laptop, so time to buy a new one.

    I've had 3 previous Mac laptops, one with the Mag connector, all three had noticeably stronger cables and I never needed to replace any of them. Its been the same problem with my iPhone charging cable, never had a problem until I bought a new phone in 2014.

    It seems that Apple is cutting back on quality. I have several friends who have been suffering from bad changing cables for both their Macbbok and iPhone and had to replace them.

    Apple if you read any of your reviews and I hope you do and they aren't just for your customers, please start making more durable chargers, I think you can see from the reviews here that they are failing pretty badly.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good news

    I am just about to purchase my 2nd cable after reading all the reviews. I have had exactly the same thing happen to mine as 99.9% of all the reviewers have. I was talking to a friend about it and he wondered if it could be the Magnet used to keep the cable in place?
    Aside from that it is a wonderful laptop but this cable nonsense is a real smack in the face for loyal apple users.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fries easily, but you'll have to deal with it

    This charger is very prone to breaking and frying, and the only thing you can do when that happens is buying another one for 80 bucks. The fact that this happens regularly to my MBP charger and has never happened to any other chargers that i use similarly (including cheap $10 handheld chargers and the likes) reeks an awful lot of defective by design. About as bad as its cables reek once they fry.

    I rate this product 1 star because it doesn't even manage to properly do the one thing it is supposed to do. Be super-careful with this charger and its non-replacable, flimsy cables made of some rubbery plastic that breaks very easily, then damages the wires within and fries in a spectacular display of sparks and the characteristic smell of burning plastics.

    Pros:
    - The whole magnetic thing is neat

    Cons:
    - Ridiculously expensive. If it breaks every two years, you're paying 11 cents a day just for these adapters.
    - Awful cables that break easily, very prone to damage from bending
    - Only consists of two pieces. If the wrong cable breaks, the whole $80 brick needs to be replaced
    - Potential health hazard due to how often these cables fry
    - No alternative. Despite how bad this product is, you will have to put up with it and its massive price tag, so reading reviews for it is pretty pointless, actually.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like everyone else - 14 months old, overheating, fraying

    Sadly these power supplies just don't hold up. The wire starts to come apart at the point it enters the power brick, and everything starts to get worryingly hot.

    While mine still works, I'm going to replace it (again) as I think it's becoming a fire risk :(

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Starting fraying just a year over purchase. $80 for another. Not durable. Awful product.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Of three versions since 2006, MagSafe 2 is the worst….

    I experienced 3 versions of MagSafe. The first one on a MBP of 2006 was of similar shape as the MagSafe 2, though a bit smaller. I have been running that MBP without battery and never experienced any crash because of a disconnected MagSafe, it just stayed connected. The next MagSafe I got with my first unibody MBP of late 2011, an improved, slimmer version, that connected better and firmer and again I never experienced any problem with it, it just stayed connected.

    And now MagSafe 2 with the MBP Retina 2015: since the 4 weeks that I have it, it has disconnected at at any possible occasion, when I am carrying the MBP, when I move it on the desk. Very, very unsatisfying for a third generation product...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    In two years of use and even taking all the possible cautions, I had to replace this. How can an Apple computer that costs more than 2000€ and is supposed to be one of the best of the market have such a bad power adapter? Please Apple people don't fool us no more and make a durable one.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful charger

    Have replaced this 2x in 2 years. How can apple design be this poor?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed in under a year

    The cord frays and fails in under a year. You have only one option: buy another for US$80.

    This isn't enough to make me stop buying Apple, but enough of this sort of issue around Apple products might be. Fix this, Apple.

    17 of 18 people found this useful