• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and Excellent Design

    The vast majority of individuals giving this product a poor review are not using it as intended! I went to the apple store to pick up a new one today because mine has gone missing.

    I do not know how many times with my previous laptops that if someone were to trip over the cable, the laptop would come crashing down! With this MagSafe 2 PA, theres no need to worry about something like that. My MacBook is now 5 years old and my cable was in great shape!

    To avoid the issues individuals post, just avoid wrapping it into a tight ball or yanking excessively hard hundreds of times. You should never do these things with any cable or cord from anywhere. Oddly, it won't break if you treat it like it is a cable/cord and not like it is rope.

    Common sense :)

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple products

    I do not actually understand why is so BAD. They can make it much more repairable by letting all two cables be detachable. Praise Jesus for USB type C charging on newer macs!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I have now gone through two cords in the past 3 years! For some reason if it gets nudged, but DOESN'T disconnect, the wire grounds into the laptop and the cord starts MELTING!!!!! Buying my third cord now, but I am so over it! Why doesn't Apple come up with a replacement cord that isn't a piece of dog ****?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    The connection to the computer, called a T-shape, is worse than the old L-shape style. It sticks out too far. My wife and I have the same computer, and for both of us, where we charge the computer is limited in width. The T-shape adds several inches to that width, and the less width one has, the more the cord has to be bent to accommodate it, thereby increasing the chance for cord damage.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter

    I'm on my fifth power for a 2011 Mac Book Pro. The previous four had the famous shredded coating and wires... you know, from "pulling on it too hard." As every CSR explained to me what I was clearly doing wrong. (For the record, my lap top stays home, in the same place. I don't even move it except to pull it on my lap).

    My latest adapter died after 3 months after purchase and it's not even got the scary loose wires. it's in perfect condition - looks brand new, and the plastic is even still on it. SURELY Apple will replace this one right?

    Wrong.

    Apple has failed customers so badly in this arena, from power for phone or peripherals or computers. Such a terrible design and AWFUL CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR THEIR FAILED DESIGN.

    FIVE times I have shown my battered power cords to Apple, and five times they have denied that they have a problem.

    i think the one star rating tells the story. I wouldn't even give a star if I could.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Frays - Apples way to get you to buy more

    Every Apple computer cord I have Frays by the power adaptor.
    With all of the available material on the market to make cords why do you keep choosing a cheap plastic that frays. I have 3 different computers and each one has a frayed cord. Always by the adaptor.

    For laptops people travel, they pack and use the cords daily. Pick a stronger material!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    poor design. disconnects so easily. very frustrating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor durability........... AGAIN

    I've owned 4 MacBook Pros and all of the connectors ALWAYS develop a weak spot right at the connector to the powerbook. This model is NO exception. I get tired of replacing these only to have the connector cable crack and shred at the plug side to the macbook. You would think after ALL THESE YEARS Apple could hire some engineers to design one that is durable. ALL my PC adapters are still original and with no cracking or shredding...so it can be done.......

    Someone should do a major write-up on all the Apple failures like this it is reason enough to think twice before buying Apple. This review from an original Apple MacIntosh owner.....so was a big fan. Now buying my 3'd adapter for latest macbook pro...sigh

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks down super easy

    The charger is way overpriced for something that breaks down so quickly. The material that it is made out of falls apart similar to all apple chargers. It bends until it breaks open and frays. Horrible design. If it costs $80 it should last way longer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    It is disappointing how Apple failed to fix this design flaw. I have ended up buying 3 chargers in total because the end of the charging cable always snaps and renders the charger useless, much like the iphone lightning cables. Make it out of a more robust material!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good charger, lasted 3.5 years for me

    Not really sure why so many people hate on this charger. Sure the magnet is a little too weak, and sure it's pretty expensive, but I think this charger is a really good deal. I've had the one that came with my Mac for the past 3 and a half years, and it only started coming apart about six months ago, and it's only today that I decided to order a new one because it has fallen apart too much. Considering that it's $80, and it lasted me 3.5 years, you're only paying a little less than $2 every month for it, and that's if you use it every single day for well over three hours, putting it in and out of bags, bending it, tripping over it without having it pull my Macbook along with it, etc. I'd say this is a great value, definitely worth the money, and I'm going to go get a new one right now.

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger for one Macbook in 3 years

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products but this accessory is garbage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy quality for an overpriced item

    Two chargers in 2 years have gone bad in two different ways. The first charger frayed at the magsafe plug and ceased working. The second charger just stopped charging for no apparent reason and shows no physical abnormalities.

    At $80 each this is not only the most expensive charger I've ever purchased, it is the poorest in quality.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    This is my first Mac. The magsafe works just fine. Yes, it does disconnect easily, occasionally, but not a big issue. Way better to disconnect easily than trip over the cord and smash a $3k laptop onto the floor. Since I have never used a mac before, I have nothing to compare the adapter to other than a Windows PC. Just bought another adapter so I don't have to keep moving the cord from room to room.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like it Should, But Has Bad Insulation.

    Not built to last. I've had my macbook since mid 2014, and the same charger that first came with it. I have no problem whatsoever with the physical design. (pointing that out because some people don't like the T-style as opposed to the L-style.)

    The main point I want to make is the reason I have to consider getting a new one. I am unhappy with how weak the small cable's insulation is. I'd add pictures if I could, but no matter how well I make sure to wrap up the cable, wear and tear in the form of knicks and kinks have formed on the outer coating and expose the wire. I am up to 6 places that are wrapped in electrical tape. Any warranty I have for replacement of parts is probably expired. I really don't want to spend 80 bucks on a new charging unit. Heck, the part I need is just the small cord. If I could disconnect the brick and make a small investment into another cable, it would be ideal.

    TLDR version: It works like it should, but apple cut the expenses by making the smaller cable less protected with only one layer of electrical insulation. After almost three years of use, I have to prepare for the day it just stops working because the small cable fizzled out.
    Other than that, I'm pretty happy with my laptop still. I got a mac because I've seen my friends have to replace their hp's every couple of years because they slow down from collecting so much malware. Literally the only thing I'd change about this whole macbook pro package is the problem I just talked about, being the wimpy charging cable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoyed I have to buy a replacement after so short a time

    Cord frayed, I've never experienced this with any non-Apple charger cord, it's a totally unnecessary extra cost for people already paying too much for Apple products. Now I have to fork out another $79-plus taxes etc. I'm going back to Windows laptops.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple design the adapter to break after 1-2 years at best?

    The cable is easily frayed. So Apple... Can't you use the money earned from the overpriced Macs to improve the quality of the chargers??

    I guess the answer is noooooo....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Electrical tape

    My cord is 18 months old, and the plastic is disintegrating, leaving the bare wire exposed. I have had to use electrical tape to tape up five places where the plastic no longer covered the wire. Apple employees: read these reviews and do something! You are losing customers over the quality of your cords.

    The cords should be recalled and replaced without cost to the customers!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just went through yet another one.

    This is a terrible terrible design solution.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, are you listening to your customers?

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products. I recommend MacBooks and iPhones to my family and friends. But one major weakness I've seen consistently across Apple products are the power cords. Majority, if not all, of the power cords I've owned including the Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display), have had the plastic coating fray and expose the wiring. There appears to be an imbalance between the investments Apple makes into their hardware and their power cords. I do not know if increasing the quality of the material that goes into the cords would decrease their profits but I do not understand why this problem has not been fixed or at least acknowledged by the company. As loyal customers it is a slap in the face.

    15 of 15 people found this useful