• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    87W USB-C Power Adapter

    There is a CONSISTENT theme in the reviews of this power adapter, but clearly no one at Apple is listening. This "brick" represents old technology at an excessive price that is causing many of us to reconsider our brand loyalty.
    For all the money Apple spends on its brand, both in R&D and direct consumer advertising, this is a major self inflicted wound. The absence of any power indicator, method of storing the cable on the unit and the excessive cost both for the adaptor and the separate cable is insulting. I have been a long time Apple proponent, but like others I will begin to look at other options because any company that promotes decisions that are penny wise and pound foolish are no longer visionary.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Selling the power adapter and the cable separately is the best feature!

    In olden times, when the connection of the cable to the battery went south, we had to replace the whole thing.

    Now if the cable goes bad, you just pay a few bucks to replace that. And you can use any USB-C cable you want.

    So happy to see this!

    5 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Service Shmervice

    I drove to Best Buy through an hour of traffic to get a back up charger for home use. I got back home and no connector cable. Great. Was I the dumb one for thinking it would be included, or is Apple the dumb one? I'm trying to think of the last time I bought a toaster that had no cord or a toothbrush that had no bristles. Is this thinking differently?

    Maybe, just maybe, if the designer box did not have 3 pt type printed in 10% black, I might have been able to read that a cable was not included, if it says that at all, but I left my pocket microscope in my other pair of pants. Give me a break. I pay a premium for your hardware to begin with.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My goodness Apple is getting cheap!

    $79 for a measly charger is a ripoff, but at least it's by Apple, right? Wrong. Buyer beware that this pricey piece of plastic doesn't even include the cable that connects it to your device. So it won't work without another $19 purchase. Come on, Apple. After dealing with your flimsy, delicate MacBook Pro chargers for many years, you finally let customers remove the cable from the brick only so you can squeeze even more money from them? This is Apple circa 2018.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A giant leap backwards.

    Wow. It's not that it's so bad (it works), it's just a big step backwards. I remember when apple used to lead the design world. Everything that was cool about the power cord is gone. Yes, apple once made a boring power cord cool. Now? It's just plain and sad.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Cable...Rip Off

    I think it's absolutely ridiculous they don't include the USB-C charging cable with a new Power Adapter. All previous generations of Power Adapters include the cable. Now to get a second charging solution you have to spend nearly 100 dollars.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip-off!

    NO CABLE INCLUDED, NO CABLE MANAGEMENT, NO LED!

    Overpriced.

    Time to move away from Apple.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage, broke after a year of moderate use

    Quality has gone way down, even w the Mbps...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    heavy and overpriced

    Way too heavy and ridiculously overpriced. Doesnt even include a wire to insult you you futher. Basically you are getting robbed buying this but since there are no other options what can you do?

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Get Ripped Off!

    This charger is Apple's worst customer ripoff ever. For $80 you get the brick, but no cable to go with it. It requires a cable with USB-C on both ends, which is not common, so don't think any old USB-C cable will do. I am sure that there are thousands of customers like me who did not read the fine print, expecting to start charging their MacBook immediately only to find that they are missing a $20 part. Instead of returning to the store to buy the requisite cable, (which raises the price of this charger to an astonishing $100!), I am returning it to the store for a refund and to buy a charger from a non-apple brand for probably half the price of this sad deception of a product. SHAME ON YOU APPLE!

    77 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $79 ADAPTER DOES NOT INCLUDE CABLE!!!!

    Title says it all. As if Apple wasn't greedy enough, they now charge MORE for their new USB-C power adapters, but REFUSE TO INCLUDE A USB-C CABLE!!! As a sysadmin for a large company, I may have to switch our office of 100+ users back to PC's. As a life-long Apple user, I now feel alienated by their poor designs, lack of accountability, and complete ignorance to the needs of their customer base.

    So long Apple. I will no longer be purchasing or recommending your products.

    80 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and lack of product

    First off - this thing is a brick. Twice the size and weight as previous power adapters. You would think apple engineers could figure out a way to streamline it just a bit.
    Secondly, had to get a replacement power adapter and ordered this online. For $80 plus dollars it doesn't even come with a cord - only adapter?!!! Seriously apple? Of course the "new" usb c makes it impossible to use any of your other cords collecting dust in a drawer. Would like to use some other choice words - but sadly can't... Why the * would someone want only this brick of a power adapter and not the cord to plug in your computer. Major FAIL:.
    You are slowly and surely loosing my confidence that you have the consumer in mind with all your products.

    55 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything about new Macbooks is terrible

    This adapter is poorly designed and has no cable management. It also weighs a ton! On top of that it has to plug into usbc like everything else so the amazing magnetic power plug in is gone so we are back to having the cable ripped out and damaging the computer. Every part of the new Mac Design is poor. ABSOLUTELY no thought was put into users on its design. Someone who has no clue what users want decided having all usbc ports was so cool!!!! News flash no one uses them and having 15 dongles sticking out of your computer is just plain dumb. What good is a mm less thickness and a pound or so less weight when you have 15 extra cords and dongles to carry around with you to be able to use simple things like a normal USB???

    56 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent but outdated design and expensive

    I like it but like others have said, the design is outdated and this thing a heavy monstrosity which contradicts the superbly thin laptops. It is overpriced for what you get. No power cord whatsoever. What the heck is that about. That makes for a $100 laptop charger. Come on Apple.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    Putting aside the excessive price of the charger, and that buying it will not even charge your Mac unless you also buy a cable, the quality of the charger is very poor. I've owned Macs for over 10 years, and this is the first time the plug joint wore out about a year to an extent that it falls apart when plugged into the wall.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A cable should be included at this price

    The packaging isn't clear that this does not come with a cable. It's in tiny letters on the side, I'll admit. Personally I didn't realize that until buying it and getting home to open it. The size of the box, the price, and the tiniest bit of common sense would suggest there would be a usb-c type cable in here, but alas there is not. It's just the brick and an empty perimeter of useless space. It honestly felt like a prank: not only was there no cable, but the cable is going to be an additional 20 dollars! It's actually so stupid that I did laugh out loud when I realized all of this during my experience.

    Here's an enhancement request for your struggling design team: Make a slick, unmistakeable icon on the package that indicates there's no cable.

    59 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite lit but too expense

    Pretty litt but costs too much for a charger

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB C pin breaks loose after 1 year.

    USB C pin already breaks loose after 1 year of use, great quality.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No cord, whoever at Apple HQ had this idea should be fired!

    People buy an adapter to have it on the go, and the assumption is that there will be a cord with it. (one at home and one on the go). But no, this one doesn't.
    Now you have to chase around and buy a separate cord for it.

    This is dumb. I feel Apple just jumped the shark on this one, try to nick and dime on every dongle when you just dropped 2.3k a new computer.
    Apple, this is for convenience. You expect for something to work right out of box, and not to have to chase and find cords around.

    90 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed in 3 weeks

    Sat on my desk at home, only plugged in to high end ground fault protected power strip, and it failed within 3 weeks of opening the box. I have chargers from 10+ years ago that still work. There is zero excuse for such build quality. The charger literally sat on my desk, plugged in only to charge a brand new MacBook Pro. Seriously, no excuse.

    48 of 55 people found this useful