• 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.

    23 of 24 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.

    24 of 26 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

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  • 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.

    20 of 21 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.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fries easily, but you'll have to deal with it

    This charger is very prone to breaking and frying, and the only thing you can do when that happens is buying another one for 80 bucks. The fact that this happens regularly to my MBP charger and has never happened to any other chargers that i use similarly (including cheap $10 handheld chargers and the likes) reeks an awful lot of defective by design. About as bad as its cables reek once they fry.

    I rate this product 1 star because it doesn't even manage to properly do the one thing it is supposed to do. Be super-careful with this charger and its non-replacable, flimsy cables made of some rubbery plastic that breaks very easily, then damages the wires within and fries in a spectacular display of sparks and the characteristic smell of burning plastics.

    Pros:
    - The whole magnetic thing is neat

    Cons:
    - Ridiculously expensive. If it breaks every two years, you're paying 11 cents a day just for these adapters.
    - Awful cables that break easily, very prone to damage from bending
    - Only consists of two pieces. If the wrong cable breaks, the whole $80 brick needs to be replaced
    - Potential health hazard due to how often these cables fry
    - No alternative. Despite how bad this product is, you will have to put up with it and its massive price tag, so reading reviews for it is pretty pointless, actually.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like everyone else - 14 months old, overheating, fraying

    Sadly these power supplies just don't hold up. The wire starts to come apart at the point it enters the power brick, and everything starts to get worryingly hot.

    While mine still works, I'm going to replace it (again) as I think it's becoming a fire risk :(

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Starting fraying just a year over purchase. $80 for another. Not durable. Awful product.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Of three versions since 2006, MagSafe 2 is the worst….

    I experienced 3 versions of MagSafe. The first one on a MBP of 2006 was of similar shape as the MagSafe 2, though a bit smaller. I have been running that MBP without battery and never experienced any crash because of a disconnected MagSafe, it just stayed connected. The next MagSafe I got with my first unibody MBP of late 2011, an improved, slimmer version, that connected better and firmer and again I never experienced any problem with it, it just stayed connected.

    And now MagSafe 2 with the MBP Retina 2015: since the 4 weeks that I have it, it has disconnected at at any possible occasion, when I am carrying the MBP, when I move it on the desk. Very, very unsatisfying for a third generation product...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    In two years of use and even taking all the possible cautions, I had to replace this. How can an Apple computer that costs more than 2000€ and is supposed to be one of the best of the market have such a bad power adapter? Please Apple people don't fool us no more and make a durable one.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful charger

    Have replaced this 2x in 2 years. How can apple design be this poor?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed in under a year

    The cord frays and fails in under a year. You have only one option: buy another for US$80.

    This isn't enough to make me stop buying Apple, but enough of this sort of issue around Apple products might be. Fix this, Apple.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Annoying

    Terribly designed charger.
    Disconnects too easily. Faulty.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Started experiencing an intermittent failure of my power adapter last night. Cord looks to be in very good shape. My MacBookPro is just over a year old and I take care to not bend the cord too much, especially at the connections and guards. I replaced a magsafe cord on a previous MacBook Pro, after 3 years of more carefree and rugged use. I wasn't too upset about this latest failure until I saw the price and amount of negative feedback on this piece of equipment.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad cable quality

    The cable is braking near the computer plug. The previous L-shape version works much better

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give it 0 stars if I could

    The only "official" way to replace that thin wire that gets frayed from normal use is to buy another $99 (CAD) adapter - way to go Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85w Power Adapter for MacBook Pro

    I have purchased multiple MacBooks. They are extremely expensive in comparison to other laptops but I felt it was worth the extra expense. However, having the same issue occur repeatedly where the power adapter stops working because the wire frays at the junction between cord and adapter is ridiculous. This is not due to user mishandling - as many other users have stated in their reviews - this is a design flaw and totally completely unacceptable for such an expensive laptop. I have had other much much cheaper laptops that never had this issue. FIX THIS ISSUE APPLE OR YOU WILL LOSE CUSTOMERS.

    You should replace the nonworking cords for free because this is your mistake for not designing it correctly/well in the first place. I should NOT have to spend another $79 + tax + shipping to pay for your mistake.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please implement the "-1 stars" feature.

    Expensive, flimsy, irreplaceable. Enough said.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic charger that is designed to need replaced after warranty.

    The charger it's self is great, the magnet connection is fantastic and keeps your macbook safe from accidentally catching your cable and flinging it off the table, the magnet simply unclips before any disaster happens!

    HOWEVER.

    Both my mother's and my own have split and frayed after 2 years, just outside the EU 2 year consumer warranty. The rubber skin covering the internal cables seems to slowly "bunch up" after the year mark, and begins to split towards the 2 year mark. It is clearly an issue with heat - whether apple have decided to design the outer to expand over time or the inside to shrink from heat - its happened 3 times in a row in my household so there is no way this is a coincidence. Apple in store blamed me, saying I shouldn't use my macbook whilst it charges? Why would I own a laptop and not use it at a desk on charge? that is utter nonsense! I'm deeply unhappy about this, apple NEED to fix their terrible cables. Lighting cables do the same thing.

    I have cables for amps, TVs, speakers etc that have lasted for years without a flaw. Both myself and my mother are on our 2nd charger costing 65 each, only to know it will break soon enough. It is ridiculous.

    26 of 27 people found this useful