• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I have Apple care

    Lasted me over a year, just got worse and worse. Knew the problem would happen eventually so I put tape and springs on the cable ends to prevent the inevitable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a grand total of 2 years

    Pile of garbage, totally tore after 2 years gentle use

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable and expensive.

    My 85W MagSage Adapter lasted 13 months before going "pop" and ceasing to function, just outside of warranty. Now there's a $129 replacement cost. Well played apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 2 years life is not enough for £65

    Overpriced and unreliable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd Time Getting a New One

    Don't even consider buying a macbook that requires this charger. It's probably gonna break within 1 year or 1 year and a half. Tomorrow I'll have to buy it one more time because of this fragile cord.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A victim of selection bias?

    I guess the millions of people (like me) who never experience any problems with their power supply don't ever have a reason to come here and leave a good review for it! So the average rating here is probably very misleading.

    I'm just here because I want to buy a spare one. The one that came with my MacBook is working fine after two years.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    needs replacement every year

    lucky i had extended warrenty with my mac pro. i have replaced this product 3 times. apple should have upgraded this product. very disappointed.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had my MacBook Pro 15" for 2 years and have been very careful with the adaptor. Cord frayed and unusable now and almost caused a fire. Why pay $2300 for a computer with such a cheap cord.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple please fix this charger

    I agree with everyone who gave this product 1 star, I would give it 0 if I could. This is my third time purchasing this 80 dollar adapter in two years. Apple please do something about this!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm about to buy my second 85w magSafe 2 power adapter, and I think is unfair to pay more than $79 for a product that won't last more a year, taking my frayed cord to college is so embarrassing, please apple recall this product, computer is amazing but charger leaves a lot to be desired.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is getting ridiculous. PLEASE fix these chargers or drop their price.

    I have a lovely mid 2012 MBP retina and as fantastic as the machine has worked for me, i've literally gone through some 3-5 of the Magsafe 2 chargers since ive had it.
    This is straight up ridiculous.
    Im at the point where i take extra specific care with ANY manipulation of the wire or charger and let it cool down before wrapping or putting it in a bag and it STILL breaks. My sister who lives in the same building has a similar macbook and has gone through 3 or so as well.
    This wouldnt be such a HUGE issue for as many people as it is if Apple wasnt asking €80 IN IRELAND FOR THESE CHARGERS.
    Like really? REALLY?

    PLEASE fix this. That is an OBNOXIOUS price for a PLUG to begin with and one that has so many bad reviews?
    I love my macbook but this is a major issue with using them.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Over heat and snapped again

    Bought my MacBook Pro in early 2014, less than 2 years, I had to replace the charger twice. Both time, the cable just snapped, and it heats up like a heater. Bad design, and it's not cheap!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever!!!

    This is my second broken Power Adapter and I am convinced that the new one will last around one year. I feel cheated!!!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W Magsafe 2 power adapter dies once a year !

    I treated myself to a 4GB iPod after watching Steve Jobs introduce it. I still have it and it still works (as of Feb 2016) FLAWLESSLY. Contact me if you want and I will prove it. Although I had desired Mac hardware since then, I could not afford one as a student. A university I worked for later equipped me with a MacBook Pro Retina. It was simply a gorgeous piece of hardware. However, the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter that came along is a lemon. I'm an Engineer by training and my observation leads me to believe that there is a design flaw in one of it's internal components. It has failed on me about once a year or so. Luckily the first two times were under warranty on 2 different MacBook Pros. This issue is *separate* from the fraying reported by several users. I use the 85W MagSafe 2 Power adapter only on UPS except on occasional outstation trips. I request the engineers @ Cupertino to please examine the *returned* 85W MagSage 2 power adapters and check the internal ICs or Capacitors. I'm positive the failure rates of it's internal components will be greater than acceptable thresholds. C'mon Apple please don't ruin your reputation on a few, cheap internal components of the 85W MagSafe 2 Power. The sudden failure of the 85 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter has been reported on several forums including service centre websites across the world.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Remember when Apple was synonymous with quality? How times have changed...

    This device isn't just a poor design it is downright dangerous! I had my ten year old daughter sitting next to me as I distractedly worked away on my Macbook, apparently sparks were emitting from the rear of the power transformer box and before I could register what was happening she had picked up the box saying, "what's happening here?"

    What was just happening there was that my gorgeous little cherub was just perilously close to death! Come on Apple, selling a product that is so blatantly defective, user-unfriendly and potentially negligible is black stain on your reputation and one that any caring Senior Exec running around the hallways of your 'multi-bulti' corporation should quickly draw a red line through before making the executive decision to 'go back to the drawing board'.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    You would expect when you're forking out big bucks for an Apple product that it would be of good quality, but don't expect this of this charger. I had my cable a few months and already it started to fray and split at the ends, as well as the points where I would wrap it around the tabs of the charger when storing it. Unfortunately I left it until it got very bad, and was no longer covered in the Apple Warranty. A joke, frankly.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expect to buy a new adapter every 6 months

    I love my Macbook Pro more than life itself.

    But the charger cable is cheap rubbish that costs $130 AUD! I have to replace the charger every 6 months or so simply because the insulation on the cable splits open and exposes wiring. One time I even had a charger spark and short out on me as I picked it up.

    This is a cheap & dangerous shoddy product that needs a redesign badly. I wouldn't care so much if it weren't for the fact that Apple charges $130 for a replacement charger. Unbelievable.

    This needs to get sorted ASAP.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Power adapter lasted less than a year before it began to deteriorate. It is now in such poor condition that it is undeniably a safety risk and I am being forced to purchase a new one. Can only hope the new one won't do the same.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst 6 chargers I've ever used.

    I go through one every 6 months, every time apple replaces it for free, every time they die.
    It's too much of a hassle going into the shop, being told to come back next day at 9 o'clock because they're booked solid for a week and it takes a genius to swap over a fire hazard.
    If they haven't put an actual strain relief on the thing by the next time my charger breaks I'm walking in when they're busy, making a massive song and dance, smashing the current one to bits on an iPhone and walking out with 10 boxes of the things.
    I'm beyond mad. They don't even refurbish the things, so massive ewaste issue.
    Think I mistreat them?
    I always wrap it around the straps built into the charger itself. I otherwise have it on a desk.

    And don't get me started on the magsafe garbage, I can hang my laptop vertically from it, only laptop I've had that does this. No more breaks, yeah right.
    Only works if you use it on your lap, and you can't do that because your laptop will burn you.
    The day before your warranty expires, walk into an apple store and take as many as you can get your hands on in protest. Then throw them all in a bin.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly awful quality

    My MBPr is the last piece of apple hardware I own. This is because I have witnessed the quality fall out of the sky over the last 2yrs. My adapter just blew up causing a huge spark. I am appalled to see so many instances of this here. What are Apple playing at. Time to leave Apple for good now I think.

    13 of 15 people found this useful