• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger.

    This charger has been the bane of my existence! It breaks quickly and easily and its frustrating that apple hasn't released a better alternative.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful adapter

    I had bought my Mac Book Pro with Retina Display about 9 months ago and the adapter burned after 5 months which was very disappointing. and I should say that I didn't keep it very nice :). the wire just bend many time, I don't know how much it might be related.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    I'm surprised how cheap and fragile the Macbook pro charger is. Brand new computer and after 6 months had a tape on the cord. Apple should reimburse as a defective part

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Count me among those with a power adapter that frayed. Again. Apple, please: You are charging a premium for a product that does not deserve it. If this is planned obsolescence, you are gouging us and fomenting resent. You are better than this.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst power adapter

    The metal shield of the adapter has worn of and im getting electroshocks by touching it ...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, frays easily, awkward...

    I'm at my wits' end-- this is the 3rd time that I am replacing a power cord for my laptop, and that's after extending their lives with electric tape! The cords seem almost designed to fray quickly. Mine has frayed near the laptop connector just a year in.

    Apple, not everybody has a perfect workstation at home to keep the cord in their "optimal geometry." Apple, for $80 you should be providing quality cords that can withstand some curving now and again. That's part of the convenience of having a light laptop. Otherwise, Apple, you should certainly be replacing frayed cords for free.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than bad.

    I genuinely can't believe that the charger has stopped working and it has probably been just under 2 years since I bought my macbook pro, it started wearing a turtle neck a month ago and I knew the end was near, and today the cable looked like it was burning as it changed colour! If other companies are able to create durable chargers (my old Sony laptop and the charger STILL WORKS!), I expected Apple to make better chargers, especially seeing as I've paid over twice the amount for my macbook. You guys probably do this on purpose so that customers are forced to buy another charger and spend money but this is a terrible thing to do. Now I have to spend extra money of a new charger UGH. I will no longer be purchasing Apple products in the future, I stopped with the phone a long time ago and now it's time to say bye to the MacBook.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DC cord will certainly break

    Two MacBooks, two broken chargers. Right now, I feel electric current when I touch metal parts of the charger and also the aluminum body, even though I always carefully unplug and store so as not to put too much strain on the cable. I can't understand why they don't change the design of the clearly to weak cord.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life - Big Price Tag!

    I like one of the other people reviewing spent over £2000 on a MacBook Pro a few years ago. It has had very light use due to mainly working from my desktop Mac and this mainly for home or travel if needed.

    I have literally probably not even had this into charge 50 times and the adaptor has now gone and will not charge the laptop at all. Really dismal effort from Apple with the adaptors for most of their stuff. Annoying that your products let your customer down when they need them the most and in the end have to go spend £65 on a new adaptor that has had little use at all from a big price tag item.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable rips easily at the power brick

    Title says it all. Every generation of this power adapter, the cable splinters and rips on the MBP side of the power brick. These cables should really be braided or of better quality for a $3k+ laptop.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    an O.K. charger

    I love my Macbook Pro, but the charger has several issues...all of which are easily fixable. The first issue is the magnet which charges the computer. It's very weak and unplugs very easily. Working while the computer is charging on your lap can sometimes be a bit tedious because the charger constantly falls out. The second issue I have with this charger is the adapter end. The smaller one that is two pronged is so easy to loose, and Apple doesn't offer replacements. If you lose it, then you either have to buy a knock off or pay for a whole new charger (that's about 80 bucks you're giving up). I wish Apple would sell the adapter end by itself or just add somewhere on the charger where it can be placed and not easily lost.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Apart

    I seriously resent being made to shell out for a new charger every year. The rubber on the cable between laptop and power unit comes apart at both ends - both where it meets the laptop and where it meets the power unit. After that the metal shielding comes apart, after that you start worrying that your children are going to get electrocuted or the power cable will stop working.

    If you can't fix it, then at least don't gouge the customer on the cost of the replacement. Why not provide detachable cable so that only the part of the cable from power unit to laptop requires replacement? Why not put the customer first?

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really surprised there hasn't been a lawsuit

    After weeks of shorting out my computer this charger finally sparked, burned me and burned out. Great part of it was that I was just starting a two week vacation in a remote location with no Apple retailers near by. Amazed this hasn't happened more or resulted in a lawsuit for Apple. Only been using this charger for a little under a year before the problems started but I do travel frequently. Will not be buying another apple laptop in the future.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely unsatisfied with this product

    Disgusting and low-quality product

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST charger ever used.

    I paid 2300$ for my laptop less than 2 years ago and it no longer charges my macbook. I have a macbook without magsafe from 5 years ago that still works today. This design is terrible because now I can only charge my macbook when its off??? I don't understand how Apple can get away with charging people so much money if their chargers can't last more than 2 years?

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    I've had my mac for about 24 months now and ive had nothing but problems with the charger.

    It heats up to a temperature where I could fry an egg on it! After spending over £2000 on a Mac you'd think they would give you a better quality product.

    The MacBook is fine, its just let down by the PSU

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays in only 5 month.

    I had gotten this cord only 5 months ago, and now the end with the end to charge is cracking and starting to fray. In my mind, I wasn't being harsh on the cord, just normal use (plugging it in at my desk, sitting with it at the table, etc.) where you would think the integrity of the design will hold up. Now i have to keep wrapping it in electrical tape to keep from killing myself or spend ANOTHER $85 to get a replacement, its not like I already shoveled my money to them when I bought the darn computer!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly Shoddy Product

    Terrible product. Overheats within seconds to an unbearable temperature that has burned me a few times by accidentally touching it. Did they also make it out of catnip? My cat does not chew any cables, never has done. As soon as I got this adapter for my Mac, my cat has gone haywire trying to chew and bite it at absolutely any moment. Not only that, it plugs out instantly whenever touching it, again, overheats to unbearable temperatures, even at the end that plugs INTO the mac, and is incredibly weak. Such a terrible product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    this power adapter disconnects with even the SLIGHTEST movements of the laptop. VERY annoying! most people like to have their laptops on their laps, while they're using them; not really easy to do, what with the magsafe disconnecting if it's lightly touched. I spent good money on this laptop, so I expect it to not have dumb quirks, such as the one I've mentioned.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    Buying third charger in 4 years

    It's a laptop. Which means its portable. Which means I take it to work and bring it home every day. I am buying a third charger in four years. Apple says the charger is designed to be unplugged and wrapped every day. Seriously???? Maybe you should design it to be!

    22 of 22 people found this useful