• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be embarrassed for this failure of a product

    One year now, I think I have had to re-apply this adaptor about 3 or 4 times per day because it falls off so easily. Do I want to plug my computer in 1,000 times per year? No. It's annoying as anything.

    And this one frays too. Just like the one before. And the one before. And the one before. 20 years of using laptops and never have I had a single manufacturer make a bad cable. Toshiba, Dell, etc. But Apple? Every cable frays after about 1 year. If you're not in the USA ... TOO BAD FOR YOU BUY A NEW ONE.

    This product only gets worse every year, I don't know how they can't fix this fraying issue and also make a plug that doesn't fall out if you tap the laptop. Really, for shame, for what you charge for these things you need to come up with some basic engineering solutions. The page on Apple support is a major joke... basically "how to use your power cord". Show me any other manufacturer that has to have a dedicated web page for how to use their power cord. It reminds me of the iPhone problems with shorting out the antenna and Apple's response was "hold your phone correctly."

    No Apple, how about you design us a product that does not have major flaws in the design? Give us something that works. You shouldn't need to put up 20 photos showing "poor use" of the power cable. Power cables have been around for 100 years and you can't make one that lasts more than 6 months without utterly failing, let alone one that will stay plugged into the computer? What a joke.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third adapter in 3 months(!)

    Melted cable close to the adapter and two damaged cables because of a snap somewhere in the middle. Very poor respons of Apple dealer: you have to be more careful... I have been using Apple laptops since 2001. Never had to replace any of the adapters. Even de Magsafe-1 was ok. The Magsafe-2 is a total failure in my opinion. Wonder how Steve would have reacted...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Twice

    I am a college student and I carry my charger around in my backpack with me to and from classes. My second charger just broke and tomorrow I will need to purchase another one for $80. On two different occasions, the wire closest to the battery pack has become frayed to the point where my computer will no longer charge. Laptops are supposed to withstand being transported and their chargers should too.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed the problem of NOT CHARGING

    I discovered if the charging LED doesn't come on, I (followed the instructions and) unplugged the power adapter for 60 seconds before reconnecting, I was able to use it again. 2006 T type 85W adapter on a 2014 MBP.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple even see these reviews?

    Seriously, don't expect this to work after a year. Like every other apple power cord it frays and stops working. If I spend over $2000 on a laptop I expect to not have to spend an extra $80 a year on a power cord. You're better than this Apple. It's so disappointing. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! You can't make an awful product AND make the replacement this expensive.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star too much

    My charger has not lasted well. the AC connection side from the charger to the laptop has failed.
    It deteriorated very quickly in a matter of days, as well as being very very hot. the plastic white casing was infact tarnished form the heat.
    The cord deteriorated further the next day revealing the wire casing, then finally the inner plastic core. When I tried to press it together with my fingers to wrap it with electrical tape it burnt my fingers it was so hot, and upon fiddling more started to spark.
    My nearest apple store is over an hour away with no appointments for 5 days, or I can have a new one sent out against a credit card; which would then be charged depending on whether it was classed as "accidental" or "strain relief". Pathetic.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go back to the "L"

    I'll be your first customer.

    The new one doesn't work in a lap, on a blanket, any surface that isn't flat. I like to surf in the AM with my legs crossed on my couch, and I have to hold the laptop at a 45 degree angle so my leg doesn't push the protruding charger up (and off). With my mid 2010 Macbook Air, the charger hugged the laptop body and exited the back. Never even thought about it being there. THATS a good charger.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Welcome to the world of high end electronics from one of the best companies in the world. Beautiful, efficient computers but pathetic chargers which keep getting frayed at the MacBook end. I love Apple products but the chargers are the worst thing Apple could sell. I have already gone through 3 chargers in the last 4yrs. The new charger for my MacBook Pro with Retina display lasted only 10 months. PATHETIC.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly falls out

    The magsafe on my last Macbook Pro was an excellent piece of design. It stayed firmly in place unless yanked out from the socket - something that saved my machine from going crashing to the floor on a number of occasions. The L-shape attachment allowed it to fit snugly against the side of my machine and rarely if ever became unattached if knocked.

    The new magsafe 2 is a marked contrast. The slightest pull or knock pulls it from the socket and when I am using it on my lap I can guarantee that in the space of an hour it will fall out more than once. A really duff piece of design which is surprising from the Apple design team.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Quality

    I bought my top of the range Macbook pro last November (2013) and am delighted with the machine. It is beautiful and has worked flawlessly from day 1. I cannot understand why Apple have supplied such a beautiful machine with the shoddy tat that is the Power Supply. The cable began to fray after around 6 months and over the past couple of weeks the magnetic connector began to get extremely hot to the touch before simply stopping working over the weekend. This seems to be something of a theme with Apple products. I have had to buy at least 5 charging cables for my iPod classic. Apple equipment is extremely expensive (£65 to replace the Macbook power supply) is it too much to expect quality peripheries.

    Very disappointed

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality design

    I am now on my third Power adapter for my Macbook Pro Retina. After 12 months the cable frayed and split next to the adapter. I took extra care with the second however after only 9 months the cable melted next to the adapter while the battery was charging and I was running an intensive 3D application. Fortunately it was replaced under warranty.

    The adapter gets very hot while charging and running when the laptop is in use and the cable appears to be too thin for the max power consumption.

    Apple need to up the spec. of the cable and improve the design of the adapter.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 1 year

    disappointed that I've just had to replace my power adapter because it died on me. Same has happened to my business partner. No wonder these have such bad reviews. Come on Apple lift your game!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak and Fragile

    This cable is a design failure!

    If you are using a laptop, there is a significant chance that you are a mobile person. That means you need to carry the cable with you for most of the times to charge the device. You may not have all the world's time to pack your cable and here comes the trouble: The end point of the thin part of adapter is so weak and fragile that eventually it frays and becomes useless!

    I am surprised how Apple overlooked when they designed this adapter. I am sorry but you cannot present such non-durable adapters to your customers!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    What a woeful charger. Very poor quality and overheats at the drop of a hat. I got 4 years out of my old charger and it never even looked like breaking! After spending $2500 on a great macbook pro, I would have hoped that the charger would have lasted at least longer than a miserable 14 months. And $100 for a new charger? You have got to be joking. If I could rate this less than 1 star I would. This is the worst charger I have ever had the misfortune of using. For shame!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality DC Cable

    Product gets too hot and the DC cable split in normal use after a short time (less than 2 years) in light use. Clearly a product which is "not fit for purpose" but Apple refuse to accept responsibility. Disgraceful.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    After 14 month every time I replace a fuse it blows up. Clearly badly designed and a disgrace when buying a mac book pro which doesn’t really come cheap. Not sure why I have to pay £65 to replace when it was clearly badly engineered. I would rate 0 star if I could.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thumbs down

    broken chord at the magnet end, magnet way too weak. Needs replacing... just another $100

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire covering always peels off!

    I would buy another "brand" if possible. Im so angry that all my power cords plastic layer gets always broken.
    I have always been very carefull when handling it and in no more than 6 months cracks appear in the cable.

    This has been my 3rd macbook with the same problem.

    Please apple look after the quality of this cables please!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe and Overheating!

    Apple needs to take some major notes from Dell on how sturdy their chargers are, i've had 3 chargers since i got my Mac Book Pro, thankfully i have the apple protection plan and just get a new one without having to pay. That being said, on 3 occassions, the wires have come off and completely naked, and there's a burn stain from overheating, you can smell it. This is really unsafe! It's not about making the charger look cute, but really spend some time to design a quality charger that users can depend on...Really disappointing Apple!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It dosent even deserve a one star rating, the insulation on the cable near the adaptor split after 18 months so I had to shell out $99 for a replacement and now after 9 months the replacement has stopped working. The insulation is not broken but you can see it has bunched up so the wire inside must be broken.
    You pay top dollar for Apple products its a pity that you don't get the quality that you pay through the nose for.

    0 of 2 people found this useful