• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Count me with the rest of the reviewers who have a frayed cord. The charger has worked well for me until it started fraying. Wish these were higher quality.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger,

    I don't understand why a company like apple is failing to produce a Charger Which cannot last long for @ least one year, This is my 3rd charger,
    I have completely lost faith in apple in this matter i have a Samsung laptop which i use for Last 3 Years, i don't have any issue with charger or the Machines, But same time i purchased this Apple Mac Book pro Retina which the charger is replaced 3 times and it cost SLR 11,000 to buy the new one. Due to this i have lost faith on the product quality of all apple products, I have switched to the Samsung LAPTOP as my core machine i had no other answers to this, Cable is horrible, Charger Smoking, Very High Heat, I think it is very risky to use this product.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my third charger.

    My chargers last less than 1 year on average. Seeing that you're not able to produce a sturdy piece of equipment even though you've known about this problem for more than 10 years, could you guys at least permit other companies to build aftermarket chargers for your Macbooks?

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor adapter, not had one last longer than 2 years

    My 18 month or so Macbook retina has a failed magsafe 2 adapter. The unit gets very hot and died what I would consider very prematurely. The same thing happened with my first macbook air so I'm very disappointed having to buy 2 or 3 adapters through the life of 1 laptop.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook charger 84w

    I just had to use my pliers to take out part of the charger that was stuck in the computer. Luckily I didn't electrocute myself as every time I tried to ply the part of the charger that was stuck in the port there where sparks. This was the second charger I've purchased. I've had my mac book pro repaired twice and the warranty extended two years due to to problems I've had with it. Overall...I think my computer is a lemon....and I regret switching from my mac. I never had as many problems. And never spent the money I have on this computer not only to purchase it but to keep it running.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, expensive, and sub par accessory that will not outlast your mac

    Two year old equipment now doesn't charge the mac. Essentially you are leasing this piece of junk for $2 per month from apple.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad quality

    This is the second time I'm having to get a new charger for my late 2013 rMBP. I had this happen twice to the charger of my 17" MacBook Pro too! The cable close to the Magsafe connector that attaches to the laptop frays and brakes, showing the metal wires inside. After that happens, you can prolong the lifespan of the charger for another 6 months to a year if you're lucky, with some unsightly electrical tape. But in the end it will fail, setting you back another 60 to 70 USD. Not a great design for a company that prides itself in making top gear!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is this SO expensive!?

    It has horrible quality and breaks at the brick easily and constantly overheats. So why is this thing $79!? So I have to give apple $79 every year to replace it?

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems at all

    I was so surprised to see all of the negative reviews. I've had mine for a year and it has been flawless. The only thing I would like is the ability to buy it without the extension cord (less expensive), so I can keep an extra one in my car for emergencies when away from home. I usually have my Mac on my desk and keep it plugged in most all the time. I don't know if the way I use it affects the good performance I've had or not but wanted to mention it.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord breakage is guaranteed

    As with the iPhone charger cord, the cord for these chargers is guaranteed to break even if you take care of them like I do. The way they are made to make you wrap them means the cord is eventually going to break open. And they are not covered! So you're out $80! This needs to be covered.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give it a "0" if I could...

    My charger is less that 2 months old, the cord is broken at the magnet plug. The magnet plug is the part of the charger that recently started making popping and sizzling noises whenever the cord was jiggled. Just now it was SO hot that the whole room smelled like burnt plastic! Now that I know the charger can get that hot, I realize that it must be the reason that the decal on my laptop cover is failing as well. The charger must have been cooking the plastic cover so that it peeled and flaked off right above the charger. Ugh. Now I have to drop another $80 for something that I know is junk. Come on Apple, get it right!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Since I can't give it 0 stars

    On my 3rd. Charger always burns out after about a year, right after the warrant is up.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor upper cable, but brings in some of apples Revenue !

    What is there to say really, on my 3rd charger now and its always the upper cable that splits and then burns up. Have decided to acquire accessories to stop fraying on the two ends of the thinner cable. This will be my last charger i buy. Its disgraceful how a company can know of such bad quality in its chargers but not take action. But apple is not the company it once was.....

    Simply put..... we have no choice but to buy this bad charger, but look online there are some amazing accessories to stop the cables breaking too much.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but delicate

    I've had my laptop and charger for almost two years. My charger is still in good shape-no tears, cracks or frays in the rubbery coating-even at the points where the cord connects to the end pieces. I really baby it though. Every single time I transport my computer it goes in a padded case and I re-coil the charger cord (making sure not to kink it) and clip the magnetic end to the cord. It then goes in its own side pocket of my laptop bag. I make sure never to bend it (again, particularly at the weaker connection areas). I love the magnetic method of attachment. Mine works well and only falls out if I really yank the cord by mistake. It's definitely saved me from breaking the port or yanking my laptop on the floor countless times!

    I don't give it a 5 only because it seems so delicate. The cord is very thin and flexible, and I don't think it would take much to permanently kink it (damaging the wires inside) or break it where the cord connects to the end pieces. It does sometimes get very hot during charging. I only wish they would make the cord covering a big more substantial, so it would better protect the wires against accidental bending.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suprised by all the negative reviews...

    I have just had to replace the charger on my 2012 retina macbook so 4 odd years service from it. This is very similar to all the PC laptops Ive owned.

    All I can think is that i just pitch my cable into my bag when i move it rather than neatly wrapping it up so maybe I'm applying less pressure to the joints?

    4 years in my old Dell was dying on all fronts, this is the only part of my mac (other than one foot) to break in any way. Frankly im impressed..

    0 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died each 10 months

    10months,the first one stopped working; swapped a refurbished one by warranty, after another 10months, it is now dead as well. now they could charge for the one I'm going to buy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a dangerously horrible charger

    I love Apple, always have, always will because you do so much right but dear Lord you guys need to get on your game with your chargers. While working on my computer today I smell something burning, after some investigation I discover it to be the charger to my laptop. Thankfully I caught it before it shorted out my computer or worse caught on fire! Please fix the quality of your chargers or at the very least provide an affordable replacement so people are not having to shell out hundreds of dollars a year simply to charge their devices.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    My daughter and I both own a mac book pro with retina display and they are both a little over a year old and both chargers are done for! mine is on its legs leg and has tape everywhere from the constant unplugging, I can even breath around this charger because it unplugs! my daughters, won't even charge her laptop anymore and she use the laptop in one spot. I really hope Apple fixes this design because its horrible!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!

    My power adapter has been trying to fail since it was brand new -- and finally has. Magnet is garbage, wires are weak, and plastic coating breaks no matter how careful the user is. I've been a faithful Apple computer and phone person for over 25 years, but quality has plummeted, as has my desire to stick with this company.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst thing  make

    Apple and their cables. It's an age-old tale. They've always been absolutely awful. These are no exception. I'm a careful cable user and mine has basically shredded with bits of the inside strengthening metal poking out along the length of the business end and the dye used on the inner sheathing has leaked through making most of the cable a nice green colour.

    13 of 13 people found this useful