• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple!!! Make sense!!!

    Ok ... I looked for 10 months to buy a new laptop for video editing and wanted to avoid Apple, but finally broke down and spent the $3,000 after realizing that no windows based laptops can compare ... They always had the cereal, but no milk! ... If they happened to have all the right components, they were either too bulky, cheaply built or were known for heating issues.... I have to say that after only 2 weeks with my Macbook Pro, I flipping LOVE it!!! Its better then I ever expected !!! (It makes having to eat Kraft Dinner for the next 3 years even though I'm lactose intolerant not so bad) ... but from the second I opened the box, I shook my head at the power adapter ... Why would you put a disconnect on the side with the incredibly well made extension cord, but not on the side that is BOUND to break? .... I'll bet the answer is the same as those memes I see on Facebook all the time, "Because Flip You"... :/

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will my adaptor last? ... a frayed knot!

    The Magsafe adapter seems destined to fray, the design means that strain is always placed where the cabled meets the adaptor, and there is insufficient reinforcement of the stress point. I have had several macbook and the previous adaptors are all okay, but this one is a lemon.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as other - 2 in a year

    Just stopped working after less than a year. Same problem as others.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Obviously designed to fail

    I bought a 15'' Macbook Retina in 2012, and have since gone through FOUR different MagSafe Chargers. I've run into two different issues: the common fraying of the cord, as well as failure for no apparent reason. Somehow, these chargers tend to fail scant weeks after the warranty runs out. I must admit, this is brilliant engineering, but it screws the customer pretty hard.

    Well done, Apple

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FAILURE!!!

    How can a company that makes great hardware be the same company that cannot make any kind of charge cable? I NEVER buy Apple cables except the MagSafe and, unfortunately, I have no choice because there isn't a 3rd party replacement. I bought two MacBook Pros (1 for my wife, 1 for me) and both cables started falling apart in less than 3 months. Where I live, Apple warranties nothing so the only choice is throw them in the trash and go buy replacements or throw the computers away and go buy replacements. This is the only Apple item I am aware of that has a one star rating and has been a failure for years. Apple should either learn how to make decent cables or quit making them all together and farm the production out to a company that can make a reliable cable.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cord fraying

    happy with laptop, but like everyone else charger cord fraying near magsafe and adapter. POOR QUALITY!!! not expected from apple. even 300 dollar laptops come with more reliable power cords. :-(

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way over priced

    If you plan on buying a MacBook also plan on buying this 80$ charger 2-3 times like I have.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix The Cord

    After all these years, why does the cord still fray? This situation is absurd.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CHANGE YOUR CORD MATERIAL

    Why do I have to buy a new laptop charger every year? It frayed at the power brick like my first one. Step up and finally fix this obvious issue that EVERYONE has!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed about the material used on the cord

    The magsafe 2 power adapter works well except that the cord from the adapter to the T shape connector to the laptop uses the kind of material that disintegrate within several months under normal use condition.

    This is not just the quality issue any more. It is a fire hazard that is common to many mac users. Replacing the power adapter once a year, even with the warranty service, is not good enough. I used to recommend my friends and family members buying macbook/air but I no longer do so knowing that this serious defect can cause lives.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed in less than a year!!!

    I purchased my MacPro February this year and my cord frayed!!! I had my previous Mac for over 3 years and never once replaced the cord.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying at magsafe2 brick connection. Normal use

    I own several macbook pros and other devices. The magsafe2 is the worst they have produced. Fraying and shorting out constantly. I have 4 other magsafe 1 connectors i use daily along with this one and are years older. My only option is to buy a new one?
    Apparently there was a recall on them but never got a notice about it- now the recall is over.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power brick is a dead brick now

    Its less than 2 years and the MagSafe 2 power adapter stopped working, no smoke / no heating problems. Wire is all intact, yet it just stopped working one fine day.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Corporate strategy over consumer's experience

    We all love Apple. We buy their iProducts because they function better than those of Apple's competitors, and they look prettier too. But we are all also aware of Apple's ruthless profiteering, and this product is a perfect example of their charge for cash coming before the user's experience. It appears of secondary importance that the product function well for a sustained period of time. The charger won't even come close to lasting the lifetime of the mac itself. It's such transparent monetising, and actually really very annoying. £65 every two years is a sick joke, and it's just SO fitting that they break within days of the EU warranty's running out. Apple; you have GOT to sort this issue out, because I look at my currently-uncharged (and unchargeable) MacBook and feel disgusted by your bleeding me for still more money. I love your products, but - cynically - at this point, it doesn't make sense for me/us/anyone to keep buying them when they're clearly designed to necessitate further expenditure after relatively little usage. Disappointing, upsetting, but ultimately, Classic Apple: I am an iFool.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a year

    In less than 10 months of careful daily use, the cord broke and basically tore and burned up near its attachment point to the power adapter. The poor quality of this $80 charger is nearly beyond belief. I use many other electrical devices on a daily basis and I take good care of my stuff. The only things I have of similarly low quality are some micro USB cords, but those cost next to nothing and still last longer. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for selling something this pathetic for $80... but then again it's Apple.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to buy 1 every year

    Adapter barely lasted 15 months. Outer casing on the wires is too thin and weak. Couldn't even handle slight wear and tear. I had to tape it up to make it work. The only hardware product I have seen from Apple that diminishes its reputation (debatable, but the adapter leads the infamous list). Charger carries Apple pricing but not its standards.
    Wish I could give 0 star.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible product

    lasts a year and then breaks. Try to be careful with it, still frays. 3rd in 3 years

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

    I am surprised and disappointed that Apple has not rectified this problematic cable. From numerous reviews of this product you realise that this product has a fatal design error and its a matter of time before it breaks. Mine just did.
    I am araid this is 'NOT APPLE'

    Loyal customer
    ps

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build

    Like most people on here my Macbook Pro Retina charger barely lasted a year. It's been hanging on for deal life with tape wrapped around either end of the charging cable. By the mag connector it has frayed and you can see the bare wires underneath. It has now decided to stop charging if though I have disturbed the charger or laptop, so time to buy a new one.

    I've had 3 previous Mac laptops, one with the Mag connector, all three had noticeably stronger cables and I never needed to replace any of them. Its been the same problem with my iPhone charging cable, never had a problem until I bought a new phone in 2014.

    It seems that Apple is cutting back on quality. I have several friends who have been suffering from bad changing cables for both their Macbbok and iPhone and had to replace them.

    Apple if you read any of your reviews and I hope you do and they aren't just for your customers, please start making more durable chargers, I think you can see from the reviews here that they are failing pretty badly.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good news

    I am just about to purchase my 2nd cable after reading all the reviews. I have had exactly the same thing happen to mine as 99.9% of all the reviewers have. I was talking to a friend about it and he wondered if it could be the Magnet used to keep the cable in place?
    Aside from that it is a wonderful laptop but this cable nonsense is a real smack in the face for loyal apple users.

    21 of 21 people found this useful