• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor show. Apple you are stealing from your customers.

    I wish there was a negative star rating for this product. This product is dreadful, but I find myself having to buy the second power adaptor since I purchase my mac book pro (making it three since purchase that have broken all in the same place). I simply do not have an alternative and I am frankly angry and disappointed at apple for not addressing this design issue.

    80 1 star ratings Apple (mine will make it 81). How many people do you need to tell you that your product is pants?! As far as I am concerned you have stolen £130 for me. As a faithful apple user I feel thoroughly let down and ignored.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third replacement in 18 months!!!

    This product is incredibly poor quality. I am now on my third replacement. Having just opened the box and plugged this third item in for 10 minutes it is too hot to touch. I am really worried that it may cause a fire.

    But what do I do? this is the official Apple item and I need to be able to use my Mac Book for work. Apple have me over a barrel!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry excuse for a charger.

    I purchased my Macbook Pro 15" Retina display 13 months ago with AppleCare for 1 year. My EXTREMELY well looked after charger broke with no signs of wear and tear after it worked 10 minutes previously. I now have to pay £65 to replace it so I can complete work which is crucial due to the nature of my job.. After spending around £2500 on the laptop, I would have appreciated a charger which reflected the price I paid. Apple is undoubtably the best in my opinion, but this charger has drastically slowed down the process of my work due to having to borrow chargers. Seriously unimpressed with the cost of a replacement after only 13 months of the purchase of my Macbook especially if I'm likely to have to do this every year so I can make the use of my laptop. Gotta rush, I only have 3%...

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter failed after only 19 months of use.
    Extremely unimpressed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable insulation is perishing useless

    I've been using MacBooks for years and would expect normal wear and tear, but the rubber insulation on the MagSafe end of the cable perishes far too quickly.

    I treat mine with a great deal of care, but now my second power adaptor in 18 months has perished. It's simply not good enough to put such a consistently repeated fault down to improper care by the user.

    If only the MagSafe end unclipped like the mains end does, it would be easy to swap them over for a new one without having to replace the whole adaptor unit, which continues to work fine.

    The power adaptor itself works well, and the Macbook is fabulous - but please can we have better quality - or at least cheaply replaceable - cables?

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLEE!!!!!

    I've gone through 2 of these in less than two years, the cable just falls apart either where it joins the mac or where it joins the 'brick' bit. You would have though apple would have made a charger that actually lasts a decent amount of time considering their top of line macbook is £2500+

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Essential

    My old 85W MagSafe 2 ripped and completely broke from the power brick after 2 years of usage. Now I bought the new one. It is doing its job and still working fine. In term of quality, this genuine charger adapter (from Apple Online store or retail store) is better than any other generic things like in eBay or amazon. However in terms of usage, Apple 85W MagSafe 2 is not lasting so long as I expected. The cable is easily ripped especially the point near the power brick. Another bad thing is while charging, it is getting really really hot. But it has other good points such as you can charge quite quickly (approx 2 hours for full charge from 5-10% battery) and I'm quite happy about the magnet link.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 6 months and it's broken.

    I've only had my Mac Book Pro for less than 6 months and the charger cord broke without any rough wear.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution for the rip?

    The cord naturally twists itself, and eventually the cord rips exposing the wire. My second charger ripped today, and ive only had this computer 3 years. I can not afford to keep spending eighty dollars evey year. There really needs to be a solution made, because this is by far not the first negative review, with the same problem.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give it 0?

    Terrible product. I'm on my third one in a year.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What have you done, Apple?

    This is the worst laptop accessory invented. First evening with my new MacBook Pro and I've disconnected the magsafe unwillingly over a dozen times. What have you done?? The tiny lateral connector we had until now was perfect.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deplorable Quality!

    It is completely outrageous that a company like Apple would produce a charging cable like this for its products. This charger, like all other Apple MacBook chargers I have owned, gets far too hot when a device is charging. The cable is also far too week and frays very easily, so much so that my current changer has now stopped working all together. I am now forced to spend over £60 purchase a new charger- you would think that after spending more than £1500 on a laptop that Apple would have the decency to at least sell additional chargers with some concession. This is also not the first time that an Apple charger of mine has become faulty: on my previous Macbook Air the cable broke and I had to purchase a new one, I have also had two official lightning cables which have also broken. I know that there are many others which have experienced similar problems and it is simply not good enough!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe2 85W Died on me exactly after a year

    I had this only for a year and it already died on me.. POOR QUALITY
    MagSafe 85w L design is a LOT better than this MagSafe2 85w T design.

    I have a MagSafe 85w L for my MBP 15" and it's still working fie for more than 3years now..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor for such an expensive charger

    I purchased my macbook pro only a year ago. Everything seemed fine for sometime until now the charger has started to play up.

    At first I just noticed a little tear in the main cable of the charger and thinking nothing of it, carried on using the product as normal.

    However today the charger has stopped working and upon inspection I have seen that the wire has been totally burnt through and charred. I can no longer use it for fear of fire and will be forced to buy a new one.

    With these chargers costing £65 each, I should not have to buy one every 16 months.

    This charger needs to be redesigned (again) so that it is more robust and less of a hazard for users.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality, shame on Apple.

    I purchased my Macbook Pro 18 months ago and thought I wouldn't have any problems with it as I've never had a major problem with Macbooks. Just recently the cord decided to not work! It overheats itself whenever I charge my laptop for more than an hour. I expected much more from Apple products, given that I spent a ridiculous amount on money.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Overheating Bad Magnet Piece of Junk.

    Disgusted with the quality of the charger. I love my macbook pro retina and have not had a problem with it in 2 years but the charger is horrible, constantly overheating to the point of melting the connecting wires. And now I am expected to shell out $120 to compensate for poor design. It will probably happen again in a year. I only wish I could rate this zero stars, it does not deserve one. Not impressed Apple.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable way too weak

    The charger is nice in the sense that you can have 2 varied lengths, one where the brick is in the wall and one with the extension attachment. But the cable it self between the brick and the MacBook is way too think. The end closest to the MacBook wears out way too quickly, even if you try your best to look after it. And then they charge you £65 for another one!! I think when I'm spending almost £2,000 on a laptop, I would expect a charger that could last at least 3 years before any signs of wear.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    The magnet on the connector has become very weak and it keeps getting disconnected, even with the slightest tug. I have to reconnect this thing several times a day. Its possibly the worst Apple connector I have even owned.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last very long

    I've had 3 of these, they don't last more than 18 months. The cable will split and frey at the connector. Absolutely the worst power adapter of any hardware I've ever used in my entire life. Sadly there are no alternatives as Apple don't allow third parties to use the magsafe connector.