• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars if I could...

    This charger is absolutely horrible. Had a 2007 MacBook Pro and the charger didn't have any problems for over 5 years. With this new cable for my 2011 MacBook Pro, I've already gone through two MagSafe chargers at $80 a pop. Apple, please get your house in order. The build quality of your accessories did a complete 180 and is utter garbage now...

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy quality

    Within a few months after purchase, on an adapter that isn't ever moved (I use my MBP mostly stationary), the rubber coating on the cable has turned into a soft putty that smears off at the softest touch. It has now disintegrated along much of the cable, showing internal wires. Had to buy a second adapter, which doesn't show a sign of the problem. Lousy material control at work here.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays so easily that I'm going Windows

    Apple has created yet another flimsy charger that frays so easily that it becomes a fire hazard in 3-6 months. This is true even if you're like me and you take every precaution. I don't wrap my cord, I always check that it doesn't have any stress placed on it, etc. Less than a year in and it's already frayed in two places (and admittedly has been a fire hazard for at least 4 months now). I have a two year AppleCare plan and I'm still supposed to drop $90+ on a new charger because of Apple's own negligence? No thank you. I'm out.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad Quality charger broke just outside warrantee

    I buy a top of the line Mac book pro, and the charge breaks... Just like everyone else here who is buying another one... Absolutely rubbish

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is even happening?

    Literally the worst design Apple could've thought of. You have to sit upright in a singular position so the charger doesn't come out. The L shape charger was a million times better.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    My second MagSafe 2 has just died. The first one was replaced under warranty however I will need to pay $99AUD to replace the second faulty unit.

    We have owned numerous Dell, HP etc laptops and have never had any issues with power adapters, some are still working 5+ years later.

    Apart from the poor QC this unit gets very hot. Not what I would expect from a premium product

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pops out all the time

    I loved my last MagSafe adapter for my old MacBook Air. Now, with the MagSafe 2, the design seems to have gone backwards. The weakness of the magnet and the way the plug now protrudes means that my plug is always popping out... which is super-frustrating. Please Apple can you fix this on your next itineration of this adapter?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the worst one yet

    It overheated after 2 months and stopped working, got a free replacement. Another issue is that it's very prone to disconnect whenever you even just slightly move the MacBook.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be embarrassed for this failure of a product

    One year now, I think I have had to re-apply this adaptor about 3 or 4 times per day because it falls off so easily. Do I want to plug my computer in 1,000 times per year? No. It's annoying as anything.

    And this one frays too. Just like the one before. And the one before. And the one before. 20 years of using laptops and never have I had a single manufacturer make a bad cable. Toshiba, Dell, etc. But Apple? Every cable frays after about 1 year. If you're not in the USA ... TOO BAD FOR YOU BUY A NEW ONE.

    This product only gets worse every year, I don't know how they can't fix this fraying issue and also make a plug that doesn't fall out if you tap the laptop. Really, for shame, for what you charge for these things you need to come up with some basic engineering solutions. The page on Apple support is a major joke... basically "how to use your power cord". Show me any other manufacturer that has to have a dedicated web page for how to use their power cord. It reminds me of the iPhone problems with shorting out the antenna and Apple's response was "hold your phone correctly."

    No Apple, how about you design us a product that does not have major flaws in the design? Give us something that works. You shouldn't need to put up 20 photos showing "poor use" of the power cable. Power cables have been around for 100 years and you can't make one that lasts more than 6 months without utterly failing, let alone one that will stay plugged into the computer? What a joke.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third adapter in 3 months(!)

    Melted cable close to the adapter and two damaged cables because of a snap somewhere in the middle. Very poor respons of Apple dealer: you have to be more careful... I have been using Apple laptops since 2001. Never had to replace any of the adapters. Even de Magsafe-1 was ok. The Magsafe-2 is a total failure in my opinion. Wonder how Steve would have reacted...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Twice

    I am a college student and I carry my charger around in my backpack with me to and from classes. My second charger just broke and tomorrow I will need to purchase another one for $80. On two different occasions, the wire closest to the battery pack has become frayed to the point where my computer will no longer charge. Laptops are supposed to withstand being transported and their chargers should too.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed the problem of NOT CHARGING

    I discovered if the charging LED doesn't come on, I (followed the instructions and) unplugged the power adapter for 60 seconds before reconnecting, I was able to use it again. 2006 T type 85W adapter on a 2014 MBP.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple even see these reviews?

    Seriously, don't expect this to work after a year. Like every other apple power cord it frays and stops working. If I spend over $2000 on a laptop I expect to not have to spend an extra $80 a year on a power cord. You're better than this Apple. It's so disappointing. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! You can't make an awful product AND make the replacement this expensive.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star too much

    My charger has not lasted well. the AC connection side from the charger to the laptop has failed.
    It deteriorated very quickly in a matter of days, as well as being very very hot. the plastic white casing was infact tarnished form the heat.
    The cord deteriorated further the next day revealing the wire casing, then finally the inner plastic core. When I tried to press it together with my fingers to wrap it with electrical tape it burnt my fingers it was so hot, and upon fiddling more started to spark.
    My nearest apple store is over an hour away with no appointments for 5 days, or I can have a new one sent out against a credit card; which would then be charged depending on whether it was classed as "accidental" or "strain relief". Pathetic.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go back to the "L"

    I'll be your first customer.

    The new one doesn't work in a lap, on a blanket, any surface that isn't flat. I like to surf in the AM with my legs crossed on my couch, and I have to hold the laptop at a 45 degree angle so my leg doesn't push the protruding charger up (and off). With my mid 2010 Macbook Air, the charger hugged the laptop body and exited the back. Never even thought about it being there. THATS a good charger.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Welcome to the world of high end electronics from one of the best companies in the world. Beautiful, efficient computers but pathetic chargers which keep getting frayed at the MacBook end. I love Apple products but the chargers are the worst thing Apple could sell. I have already gone through 3 chargers in the last 4yrs. The new charger for my MacBook Pro with Retina display lasted only 10 months. PATHETIC.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly falls out

    The magsafe on my last Macbook Pro was an excellent piece of design. It stayed firmly in place unless yanked out from the socket - something that saved my machine from going crashing to the floor on a number of occasions. The L-shape attachment allowed it to fit snugly against the side of my machine and rarely if ever became unattached if knocked.

    The new magsafe 2 is a marked contrast. The slightest pull or knock pulls it from the socket and when I am using it on my lap I can guarantee that in the space of an hour it will fall out more than once. A really duff piece of design which is surprising from the Apple design team.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Quality

    I bought my top of the range Macbook pro last November (2013) and am delighted with the machine. It is beautiful and has worked flawlessly from day 1. I cannot understand why Apple have supplied such a beautiful machine with the shoddy tat that is the Power Supply. The cable began to fray after around 6 months and over the past couple of weeks the magnetic connector began to get extremely hot to the touch before simply stopping working over the weekend. This seems to be something of a theme with Apple products. I have had to buy at least 5 charging cables for my iPod classic. Apple equipment is extremely expensive (£65 to replace the Macbook power supply) is it too much to expect quality peripheries.

    Very disappointed

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality design

    I am now on my third Power adapter for my Macbook Pro Retina. After 12 months the cable frayed and split next to the adapter. I took extra care with the second however after only 9 months the cable melted next to the adapter while the battery was charging and I was running an intensive 3D application. Fortunately it was replaced under warranty.

    The adapter gets very hot while charging and running when the laptop is in use and the cable appears to be too thin for the max power consumption.

    Apple need to up the spec. of the cable and improve the design of the adapter.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 1 year

    disappointed that I've just had to replace my power adapter because it died on me. Same has happened to my business partner. No wonder these have such bad reviews. Come on Apple lift your game!