• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger design

    This is the worst charger design i've ever seen. One tiny movement or bump and the charger is ripped out. This contributes to the charger wearing out even quicker than previous models (if that's even possible). I previously had the charger from the 2011 Macbook pro and that was 10 times better than this one. APPLE, please go back and design another charger to replace this one. Since these chargers don't last long, i'm sure I will be replacing this one soon enough (p.s. wrap your charger in white electrical tape near the places it wears right when you get the new one)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and substandard - where is the 0 star option?!

    I am now on my third charger in less than two years. I would in AV so I know how best to handle cables. My partner is on her second charger in two years. Fraying at the same point every time (where cable meets adaptor) and constant overheating even with moderate use.

    Paying close to 100€ every 15-16 months for a product that costs thousands is a disgrace. When the original MagSafe had a known similar issue with the cable fraying around the MagSafe adaptor a few years ago, it was recalled. With so many people online and in store having exactly the same issue, why is this product not being recalled or radically redesigned?

    Likely because of Apple's growing contempt for, and arrogance towards, its loyal customer base. Maybe time for that loyalty to end soon and I'm definitely reflecting on alternative options.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Even worth 1 Star.

    For the price of a 15" MBP you would think that you'd get a charger that works for longer than a few months. Apple should really refund/replace faulty chargers, they're overpriced paperweights.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTE TRASH - BOTH COMPANY AND CHARGER

    This is the FOURTH charger I'm buying for this macbook at the ridiculous price of ~100 CAD.

    Congrats, idiots - this $100 is going to ensure I don't spend 3k+ on another macbook or mac product again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful.

    I'd rate this product 0 stars if I could. I have had to replace so many chargers since I have bought my macbook at least one every year the previous the most recent replacement was no longer within the warranty so I had to pay for a new one. It has just broken (overheated) again and I am going to have to pay yet again. I find it ridiculous for the amount of money I have to pay. I'd happily pay it if i knew this was a one off issue but it is reoccurring. Time to change to PC?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Forced to buy 3rd one in less than 3 years

    For the price, they should last at least as long as the MacBook. I have never had to replace any charger for any other laptop ever.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is the matter with Apple?

    This morning my 4th charger of this type failed. Why is it Apple can produce the most beautifully made laptops but the chargers are complete rubbish? It wouldn't be so bad if the price was reasonable but it isn't. Apple - if you charge a high price we expect quality, sort out your quality control on these chargers.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop let down by dreadful power supply

    My 15" MBP Retina is now just over 2 years old and I am on my third power adapter. This is not a computer that is used every day - it comes out for an hour every Saturday morning to make some changes to a website. So many other people seem to be having unsatisfactory experiences with this product I'm surprised Apple haven't redesigned it and recalled older ones.
    My main computer is a 9 year old white MacBook which is still on its original charger. Something is wrong here.....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, 3rd power adapter so far.

    This is my 3rd Power adapter since purchasing my 2014 MacBook Pro. The power adapter gets incredibly hot! The last two started to smell of burning and you could actually hear them fizzle inside before burning out.
    As a potential hazard and simply been left unable to do my job, till i've coughed up another £80. As a professional user, the disappointment i have in the brand after being a loyal customer for 20 years continually grows.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design And Expensive!

    I leave my laptop on a desk almost all the time and even I'm annoyed at this adapter. Just moving it slightly will case it to disconnect from the laptop. The slightest nudges from the top or bottom unplugs it so easily. Every time I move the laptop elsewhere, I have to hold the charger in and make sure it doesn't disconnect. BIGGEST flaw ever! And it sticks out way too much. I didn't have a MacBook back when the first L-shape chargers were standard and wish they didn't change it to this one. Lastly, it's too delicate, and it's EXPENSIVE to replace or even have an extra for convenience. I don't even feel confident bringing this charger anywhere outside fearing it'll break.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    No complaints, works as expected. Love the magnet and the quick disconnect design.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 years old & just now frayed at adapter end

    Have had my MBP since 2012; traveled to Europe, Japan and all over US frequently, so cords were jammed in tight. True confessions: I did wind the cord a bit tight at times. I lifted the adapter by the thin cord more times than I will admit. Dropped it. That being said, the cord performed very well for 5 years. I gave 4 stars only because it did fray....eventually and wasn't completely bulletproof against me!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    I'm on my 3rd charger in almost 3 years and once again I have to cough up $85 (tax included). For such a wealthy company, they sure are quite greedy to feed on our desperation for a charger that doesn't promise you a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't last long enough

    The power cords for all Apple products wear out way too quickly... it is such a disappointment. I love my Apple devices and expect much more from the Apple accessories

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate this 0 Stars I would!

    Buys Macbook Pro late 2014.
    Charger 1 dies February 2016 - out of warranty.
    - Buys replacement -
    Charger 2 dies May 2017 - of course, out of warranty.

    What is it with these chargers... Not badly handled / hardly left the house, never wrapped to travel, not stepped on, jammed in doors, no fraying cord or exposed wires it still looks new!
    Apple it seems like your chargers have an issue.
    They fail AFTER warranty is up - which I guess is a good thing for you.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpiriced items

    Stop being so abusive.
    Overpriced computer and now overpriced and low quality power adapter.
    You're creating nice looking but lousy items.
    You should be loyal and committed to your customers

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk Product

    Out of all the technology and design efforts put into Apple products, this has to be one of the worst. No thought was put into the cable material, the connection port and or the use of transporting this to be able to use your portable laptop for its intended purpose. Very sad that you buy a 2k computer, to get a piece of junk charger that breaks quickly. In addition, the cost of replacement for this product is ridiculous. For that price, you would expect a product that would last. Very disappointed and a continued display that Apple is losing its touch on quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks so easily one would think it's made out of paper

    The title says it all. It breaks so easily it's ridiculous. This is for a laptop that many want to bring with them every day. Try doing this and bringing this magsafe with you. I dare you. Count how many days it lasts. If it's over 100 days, you're as lucky as no other man or woman has ever been throughout the history of this earth.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Terrible Product Design

    Sure, the connector sticks out way too far and frequently disconnects under ordinary use, for example, when you place the laptop on your lap. But the absolute worst design failure here is the cord itself.

    I have never worn out a cord on any device I have ever owned... except this one. I've gone through at least seven of them. They just disintegrate, no matter how delicately you treat them.

    In fact, with the one I got just four months ago, I made a point to (almost) never take the cord with me. But despite being nearly stationary for its entire existence, it's actually starting to turn YELLOW and deteriorate.

    Seriously, Apple! Why do you stick with this fragile cord plastic? Especially when it's so high-friction that it seems to tangle itself. That's another big design fail but self-tangling seems trivial compared to self-destructing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire hazard.

    I have had this adapter since I purchased my laptop about 5 years ago. As I take very good care of my things I was lucky not to have to replace it, but I always noticed that the adapter was fairly hot. Two days ago I noticed a weird chemical smell in the room but didn't think anything of it. Yesterday I noticed that my computer was not charging even if the adapter was plugged in. When unplugging my adapter from the wall I noticed that the smaller permanent cord end (the end that attaches to the adapter and not the end you plug in the computer) was burned and looked like it had caught fire. Thankfully I have hardwood floors in the room, otherwise it could have been much worse.

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