• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating, doesn't stay in outlets

    • Written by Cristiana V from San Diego

    I've had this adapter for months and it's endlessly frustrating. It is very difficult to get it to stay in an outlet, it always falls out because the prongs are too small and fold in too easily and the block is heavy. I've had my MacBook die in class simply because this charging adapter is so useless. I can only use it when plugged into a power strip that's laying on a table or the ground so that gravity doesn't pull the adapter out of the outlet. I'm going to have to start carrying around a roll of tape so that it doesn't fall out of wall outlets, which is absolutely ridiculous. Terrible product design.

    On a positive note, it does charge my laptop quite quickly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to do for a lot of money

    • Written by Ray M from New Albany

    Like others have said, no cable included and it is more than usual. Lots of other choices out there, I returned it, would've been more useful if it had more than one output.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad bad bad.

    • Written by Manuel Francisco C from East Lansing

    Stops working after a year. This is not the first time I have had to buy a new one. It is incredibly inconvenient as it keeps falling off the power outlet as It is too heavy and it does not come with an extra cable. Overheats on every charge. For the care that Apple says it puts in its products, this charger is poorly designed and extremely low quality. If not for the quality of their computers, I would have switched brands a long time ago.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    returned my macbook pro

    • Written by Manish S from San francisco

    1 star too pricey to be worth it.

    I wanted an additional charger and was appalled after finding out I had to shell out another 100$. I promptly return my mac book pro. I am slowly moving off apple eco system.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A major backwards step

    • Written by Leo K from Collingwood

    Magsafe was brilliant. If the cable was tripped over or otherwise snagged it would detach safely from the laptop. The new design is missing this clever feature. In addition it comes without the required USB C cable!

    The laptops also have far too few USB C connectors, meaning hubs are needed for any serious user.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after a year.

    • Written by Johnny D from Central

    Apple can do better than this. It's over priced and mine blew out after a year. There is not even an LED indicator on it to verify it is working, or even an LED indicator on one end of the cable to make sure power is being delivered to my Macbook Pro.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Ever!

    • Written by Donald G from Vancouver

    Apple, come on, with a company like yours you are nickel and dimming us and this is ridiculous! How do you sell a power adapter without the needed cable with it.

    This is the kind of stuff that ruins a company in the long run, stop it and take care of your customers!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    27 of 27 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.

    23 of 23 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    3 of 3 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.

    26 of 26 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

    31 of 31 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.

    29 of 29 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.

    8 of 33 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.

    7 of 12 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.

    43 of 48 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.

    28 of 30 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

    37 of 44 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.

    66 of 71 people found this useful