• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wore out very quickly

    I had faith in Apple until all of my cords started falling apart: power cords, headphones, etc. I have treated my power adapter very kindly and yet it broke after 2 years. Not only is this a huge waste of money, but also highly environmental impactful. Get with it, Apple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one

    Both my original cord and the one I bought a year ago did the same thing. The coating on the cord degraded, went sticky then started falling off the cord. Bare wire is not a good thing. I mended the first split with electrical tape but the 'crud' just kept getting worse.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheating

    I bought my macbook 13" With Retina on May 3Rd 2016. 2 weeks back my adapter started overheating excessively and melted the cover and I only charge the macbook atleast 2 or 3 times a week. This shouldn't occur when the adapter hardly even gets used. Within a period of 7 months I had to replace the charger itself.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I've used Apple for more than 20 years. I've never had anything from Apple that caused more trouble. I'm on my second adapter and cord, and I need another one because the wires inside the cord are now exposed. I would prefer not to get shocked or have the house burn down because of this. It now gets pretty hot. Replacing it is not easy. $79 is a lot of money for me to have to spend on something that is now being replaced for the third time.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a bad design

    Why would you have the charger connection sticking out at over a cm from the MacBook where it can easily takes knocks and weaken. The MagSafe1 wasn't perfect but I never had the same splitting I've had on the MagSafe2. Today the lead finally split as I connected it and it sparked and **** did that hurt!!!
    I'm now going to have to spend £79 on a replacement because someone thought this was a good design, I'm assuming they get a decent cut for every replacement lead developed.
    And surely I could just replace the section that doesn't work. It comes in two parts, the plug end is fine, couldn't we produce a little less waste by not having to replace the whole thing?!
    Does Apple have some sort of recycling programme for the needless waste this poor design is creating?!

    Please redesign this lead so that it not only reduces the risk of the MacBook crashing to the floor but also the lead doesn't deteriorate faster than the life of the product!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second replacement (now costing £79). Simply not fit for purpose!

    As a massive Apple fan for over 25 years I simply do not understand why nothing has been done to address this design fault.

    Regardless of how careful one is in using and storing the charger the thin cable is not fit for purpose and fractures, typically at about 14 to 15 months which surely cannot be the intended design life for the product.

    Really hope that Apple will rethink this poor design as it is a unnecessary irritant for what is otherwise an excellent product range. Please, go on.

    Meanwhile many people are resorting to using Sugru as a design modification, but no doubt that would invalidate your warranty!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and Durable

    Since switching to a MacBook Pro from another product, I've been enjoying how well made the Apple equipment is, and how well it functions. This Power Adapter is no exception. I'm still using the original one almost 2 years in. I've traveled with it often in the US and abroad, and it's always worked for me; I've never experienced damage to my computer from the various sources of electricity, however dubious they may have been. The Power Adapter is showing a little cosmetic wear and tear since I wrap it up for transport once (or more) every day, and I've run over it with my office chair multiple times--something I wouldn't recommend. My MagSafe 2 is still going strong, but I just ordered a second one just to preserve my original investment and make my life a little easier. I use the original one in place at my office, and I use the new one at home and while traveling.

    7 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Charger

    I bought my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) on September 2013, the original charger lasted exactly 1 year, the second one lasted 2 and a half year and now I'm buying the third one.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A truly weak design

    Like many of the comments have said this just falls off the computer constantly... it's a truly bad design.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give this adapter 0 star ?

    please change the product name to Garbage Adapter to match its quality.
    The rubber coating next to the mag connector fell off less than 1 year with moderate use.
    My old 2009 MBP's power adapter doesn't have the same issue after so many years of usage.
    Is it too hard for Apple to "maintain" old quality standard.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent charger

    Charger works exactly as expected. I haven't had any build quality issues as other people have (my power adapter is nearly 3 years old and it's in nearly perfect shape, though the cable is a little dirty and yellowing near the actual connector). The cable falls out at the right times, and doesn't usually fall out when it's not supposed to. Excellent charger, it's a pity it was removed from the new MacBook Pros.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger with exposed wires

    I recently had my charger broken, around the adaptor part, the wires are exposed and I need to find a spot to have the charging go through. I took extra care on my chargers but this one is really disappointing. I rarely use my laptop so charger wise, im expecting it not to be broken not even this early. It's just disappointing that even how much take care of the accessories it will still show how low quality the product is. or maybe ive just expected a lot from apple. :(

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad!

    Could you please produce a better quality charger cable or make the cable detachable. If the power cable detachable why not also the thin cable from the cable to the computer. I could just buy the cable next time it's doomed. Even with the best indentation these chargers do not last ... the cable breaks way too easy.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst part

    Lousy quality, area around connector wore out very quickly and now cable is broken. Very disappointing since it is also expensive

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever!

    I've already had three in the last 5 years and I have to buy a new one again now! They're very expensive. Shame on you, Apple! This is the last product I'll ever buy from you.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, all the other critical reviews said what I wanted to say

    Two chargers since 2014. First one lasted 2 years, the second one failed me just last week. Yes I'm buying another one. But you can see the problem: you can't have thousands of users complain about the same issue and blame them all being careless users. Simple conclusion, it does not last long so be extra careful and invest in protective devices (yes, protective products for apple magsafe chargers sound weird but do exist!!!)

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to Fail

    I took great care of the power adapter and cables since I got them, but somehow this cable still managed to fray away and now I'm stuck without my own power cable and relying on borrowing my friends' so I can get through my upcoming week of final exams. This item was undoubtedly designed to fail and a $79 cost will lead me to look elsewhere for a replacement.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible but no other options

    Seriously Apple, you need to fix this charger. If I could rate this product below a star I would. I have had my mac for less than 4 years and am going on my 3rd charger. The last laptop I had, not apple, I had for 5 years, and 1 charger. The price of the charger is outrageous as well. You are going to keep making me pay for a charger that is horrible because there is no other option.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanna Trade?

    To those who "don't know why the negative reviews because mine is awesome!" - I'd love to trade my THIRD one of these for yours. This one is overheating REALLY badly. Actually we don't even need to trade . . . I'll just give you mine and you can enjoy this little fire hazard at your own risk. I have no choice but to purchase a fourth. Maybe I'll get lucky and the next one won't make me feel like my house is going to burn down while I'm out of the room and my computer is charging. :|

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tears quickly

    I've owned it for less than 2 years and it's already worn out and giving me problems charging my labtop. There needs to be a fix or atleast some form or reimbursement.

    9 of 9 people found this useful