• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    I think it may be time for Apple to redesign this power adapter. This will be my third one in 5 years which actually works out to last about 2 years.
    It gets extremely hot and also has several weak points. No matter how hard you try to look after the adapter it keeps breaking. I would however recommend buy apple over a second party adapter.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one in 4 years

    Frays at the connection to the adaptor and becomes dangerously hot.

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    Two faulty power adapter already

    Have a 2014 MBP and 2nd one stopped working, this is the worst product from apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Fail

    The insulation broke apart right by the connector. Good thing a replacement only costs $79. Come on Apple. Build these things to withstand simple day-to-day usage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    This will be my third charger. They all fail. Too hot / Too flimsy. Apple just expects people to keep buying a product clearly unfit for purpose. Very dissatisfied and disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling failure rate

    I've owned a number of MBPs over the past couple of years. My Magsafe (1) charger for my MBP 2012 lasted forever till the cable frayed through repeated flexing. Fair enough. Got a replacement and it has been perfect.

    My charger for the MBP 2014 15" retina died within 2 years. No cable damage or wear and tear. Just failed. Got a replacement, and it just failed today. I'm really surprised at the failure rate of these chargers. At $110 a pop, they're not cheap. My other laptops that get used on a regular basis, and go through similar "wear and tear" have yet to fail.

    I really think a good hard look needs to be taken at the QC process being employed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    The cable that runs from the adapter to the mac is prone to breaking where the cable meets the bulky adapter, it's just too weak and cannot be replaced without buying an entirely new unit. Ironically the cable that plugs into the power supply can be replaced but it's built like a tank. Stunningly poor design from Apple, makes me wonder if it's intentionally bad so as to sell more overpriced adapters.
    Magnetic connector is an excellent feature though.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product

    such a shame for apple, worked less than 175 hours only, stopped suddenly with explosion sound and light. negative - 5 stars.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Have a 2014 macbook and just bought 3rd charger. Says it all you need to know about the quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Cheap - NOT SAFE

    I just bought my 3rd Charger for a late 2013 MBP. The first 2 frayed and exposed wires and were covered under warrrenty. This one is not. It gets so hot, it actually burned my hand when I picked it up, it also caused the MBP to get super hot while charging.

    I hope that the new MBP chargers last a little longer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    Absolutely hate this charger. My fourth charger in four years. So stupid of you for making such a poor quality charger. Magsafe 2 is the worst, I had to keep my charger at an certain angle for last few days to let my laptop charge and then it just stopped working. I am a loyal Apple user with an iMac, 2 Macbook pro's, iphone and an ipad. The products works fine but the accessory quality is too poor which is really annoying after a point of time. HATE THIS !!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    16 months and broke

    Never been out of the office only used rarely probably about 50-60 times and store in draw looks brand new but gave up I was worried my 1800 gbp MacBook was broke but I borrowed a lead from a friend and it charged fine. Very poor product !!! sort it out Apple please !!! it's not a cheap product to replace.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous and poor quality.

    I have gone through four chargers in my three years of having my laptop. 320$ Worth of chargers with a laptop i have had for only three years. That is absolutely ridiculous. ALSO, I had my laptop charging on my bed overnight with the block next to me, woke up with a blistered burn on my arm. Maybe that was my fault but these chargers get DANGEROUSLY hot and shouldnt be. Apple needs to step up their game and focus on the more important things rather then making iphone X's. I mean, how hard would it be to make a better quality charger...?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    About to buy my fourth charger in 5 years of owning this computer. No matter how careful I am with this charger it falls apart. And it's ridiculously expensive.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GONE THROUGH 2 IN 2 YEARS, VERY POOR QUALITY

    As I write this, I'm on the phone with Apple, telling them that this is the second time my power adapter has given up on me. I've already changed it once in January due to the same reason, now it's December and it died again. It's not a fuse issue, the technicians at this authorised service centre assures me, so I'm assuring you that the build quality for this is terrible. I do not overcharge my MBP, always plugging it in and out between 20% and 80% to prolong battery life. All I can say is go find another 3rd party adapter of better quality to save you this headache.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A shameful product

    Having to replace this charger was enough of a surprise, but to discover that it's this expensive? Good grief.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is awful

    I already bought three of these, and they keep breaking apart. This is the worst item I ever used from Apple and definitely the worst charger I ever used in any laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insulation is defective

    I have to order new Power Adapters ever couple of years even though I very rarely actually carry my laptop anywhere. It spends 99% of it's life on my desk, but the insulation on the magsafe cord breaks down, cracks, and begins peeling away from the shielded cable inside. Once this peeling starts it doesn't stop. Apparently any "curve" in the cord (i.e. draped off a table top) is too much of a strain for this defective product. Shame on Apple for knowingly selling defective junk like this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular...FAIL.

    Apple products are legendary. Apple charging products? Legendary for entirely opposite reasons. They are despicably BRITTLE cords that last months, not years. Everything else's OK, but you're only as good as your weakest link and that cord is more brittle and delicate than an eggshell.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality cord!

    Even with a lot of care, after about a year of use, the cable is damaged where it is attached to the MagSafe connector.
    This doesn't surprise me anymore, nowadays Apple is all about "Looks" and not quality. The problem with this charger is the cable/connector attachment area, which is horribly engineered, just to be easily broken. This same problem exist in all cords of this kind, i.e. iPhone charger cords too. Unfortunately, third party sellers sell low quality products too –same faulty design copied– and I don't trust using their products either, so lack of competition doesn't give Apple incentive to fix their products.

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