87W USB-C Power Adapter

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  • Overview

    The 87W USB-C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go. While this power adapter is compatible with any USB-C–enabled device, Apple recommends pairing it with your 15-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports for optimal charging performance. USB-C Charge Cable sold separately.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter

    Tech Specs

    USB-C

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

      As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropp As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropped all cable management for this new adapter design. This time around, there are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter and there is no clip on the cable itself to facilitate wrapping it up. I have to use a black Velcro strap every time I'm done using it and want to securely stow it in my bag, which is exactly the opposite of the simple yet functional design aesthetic I thought Apple strived for. 2) There is no charging indicator / status light on the new AC Adapters. As a result, I have to log in to the laptop and check the battery meter to monitor progress. 3) There is no reasonable justification for charging $79 for an "extra" AC adapter AND forcing me to pay another $19 for the required charging cable that used to be included (and permanently affixed) to previous iterations of Apple AC adapters. That's right folks, for $79 you get only the power brick, the charging cable (seems like an obvious requirement) that runs between the brick and the laptop is NOT included! Once you throw that in, you're looking at almost $100 to keep a backup power cord in your laptop bag. Apple somehow managed to ruin every single aspect of what used to be an elegant design. Best of all, they charge more for the privilege of using it.

      • Written by Eric S from Penfield

      606 of 642 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Too bulky and too overpriced

      This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the L This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the LED indicator is gone as well there is no way to know if your laptop is charging unless you heard the sound it makes when you plug it in. Overall, its really not the best but its what you need to power your device.

      • Written by Ori M from El Sobrante

      422 of 458 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too bulky and too overpriced

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      works but big and bulky

      whats the big point of sacrificing a few essential ports like the regular USB or ethernet or HDMI on the MacBook Pro to make it 100 grams less lighter if this b whats the big point of sacrificing a few essential ports like the regular USB or ethernet or HDMI on the MacBook Pro to make it 100 grams less lighter if this brick is going to weigh as much as a real brick. Really Apple, really!

      • Written by Nischal G from Houston

      237 of 297 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works but big and bulky

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      The good and not good

      I like that this charger came with the cable unattached so now when I travel I can separate them, and if the cable wears out I won’t have to replace the charger I like that this charger came with the cable unattached so now when I travel I can separate them, and if the cable wears out I won’t have to replace the charger too. I don’t like the fact that Apple did not lower the price on the charger to reflect the loss of the cable with it. Paying the same for the charger and then adding the separate charge for its cable is a substantial price hike! It’s pretty cheap and customer-unfriendly of Apple given its customers are paying up to $4000.00 for new laptops, then paying another $300-$400 to have the device warrantied (remember the olden-days when products automatically came with warranties because consumers had the right to expect decent quality?), and all the adapters we must purchase because of the continual design changes. Eventually Apple is going to price itself out of the market, and it would already be there if it hadn’t become so rich and powerful it's one of the companies (looking at you too Google and Amazon) that new, smaller competitors can’t compete with. Apple, you should have lowered the price on this charger, if only as a gesture to your customers. I wish the charger didn’t get as hot as it does, but at least the new SS MB Pro doesn’t burn my lap like my old MB Pro did.

      • Written by Barbara S from San Diego

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The good and not good

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Miss the fold out cord wrapping clips and the additional cable extension

      The old fold out clips to wrap your cord on the adapter was super useful, as was the inclusion of the extension cable. No more. Now were paying more for a slim The old fold out clips to wrap your cord on the adapter was super useful, as was the inclusion of the extension cable. No more. Now were paying more for a slimmer Macbook Pro but getting less of the innovative features that made the Mac such a great piece of hardware. Shame

      • Written by Ernest S from Ottawa

      9 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Miss the fold out cord wrapping clips and the additional cable extension

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      DOESN'T WORK

      Purchased a top of the line MBP and paid above $3500 about 6 months ago to have my charger plagued with issues. If I unplug my laptop and plug it back in, more Purchased a top of the line MBP and paid above $3500 about 6 months ago to have my charger plagued with issues. If I unplug my laptop and plug it back in, more than 4 times, it will stop charging until I unplug the charger from the outlet, wait for a few minutes then plug it back in. Then if I unplug my laptop more than 3-4 times, it will stop charging, until i unplug and plug it back in from the outlet. What a piece of junk. Going to need to bring it in to Apple. Wait a couple of hours for them to tell me it's defective, I'm sure. What a big disappointment, lasted 6 months.

      • Written by Gokmen K from SAN jose

      5 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?DOESN'T WORK

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