• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Once upon a time...

    Once upon a time Apple made charger connectors that you had to plug into your laptop. The problem was when your dog, your kid, or you tripped on the cord, your laptop went crashing to the floor. Then some bright spark at Apple designed a magnetic plug that immediately became unplugged from your computer......your dog, your kid, or you tripped on the cord. Now, it appears that Apple no longer has bright sparks - just dull ones who don't know any history.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working during warranty

    It stopped working during warranty and I did not figure out a way to lookup the SN...bad quality product!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    too big, too heavy

    This product is way too heavy and too big for a laptop. Having bought a Macbook Pro only for the 1 TB storage, not available for Macbook Air (which I loved), I was assured that the weight was virtually the same. But no one factored in the charger which is almost twice as heavy and as big as the one for Macbook Air. And I too, like so many other comments, miss the Magsafe, which not only protected the Macbook by its easy detachability but also lit up to show you whether it was charging (red) or fully charged (green). What was Apple thinking (and don't get me started on the dongles)

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gotta Love Progress

    I'm not sure if the other reviews are about this same product. But I find this power adapter no different than my previous MacPro adapters. No less convenient in any way. And the earlier 110V power extension cords are forward compatible with this one. The charger works like any other... just fine.

    I understand that technology has moved forward to the USB type C adapter. It is more efficient and now carries both data and power in a single cable. I'm all for it. Formerly we had two cables to connect the laptop; power and data i.e. two separate cords. I've purchased a couple USB C to Lightning adapters to plug into my new cords and they have become quite flexible. They are cheap and they allow for plenty of flexibility.

    Consumers are carrying a greater share of the cost to do this, for sure. But, if a consumer wants top-of-the-line products... they'll have to pay for it. Or they can wait until bottom tier machines are available. I prefer to buy leading technology and don't expect to step into the best there is cheaply. A few new cords and cables are actually peanuts compared the price of a new MacPro anyway. So why all the noise?!

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missed opportunities

    It's the charger that comes with your MBP and will be the one you will use. There is not much the chargers so it comes down to the details. In the past that included mag-safe and the ability to wrap the cable around it easily. Both of those features have been lost which is unfortunate. While I understand magsafe being removed from the laptops because of usb-c, they could have added magsafe to the charger but did not. Would also love to see one with two usb-c ports for charging ones laptop and iPhone at full speed rather than carrying this and the 30w usb-c charger.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovation Lost

    I have been inspired by Apple's design for many years. I always love the simplicity and functionality of their products. Finally we are beginning to sense the impact from the passing of Steve. They used have great and quality designs that came with a high price. Now it is just high prices. This charger and its cable/laptop interface are indicative of their lost innovative philosophy and end-user intuition. I am starting to sense that their greed is put ahead of their original corporate culture created by Jobs. Their high prices used to be caused by their dare-devil engineering and obsession with innovative materials. Now the high prices are simply driven by greed .They need to fire the design team for this failed design. Shame on Tim Cook for taking this path. I am a long-time Apple stockholder and supporter. I think the company is losing its magic and mission.

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Great!

    I prefer this charger than my previous MacBook Pro charger because I no longer need to buy a whole new charger when the cord becomes damaged. This is better for the environment and my wallet because I no longer need to deal with the hassle of disposing of a damaged charger or having to buy a whole new one just because the cord became damaged. In addition to this it's extremely easy compared to the older models to travel with. I also think apple should've done this a long time ago, because this could've worked with the magsafe chargers as well.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even work out of the box

    I always like Apple products because they simply worked. This charger does not work because I did not buy all the cables that used to be inclued at the same price. Since when does a SMPS cost over $120?

    For compatibility, its a joke. know they've removed my MagSafe adapter. I have several MagSafe adapters with no way to convert to USB-C. It's not like Apple doesn't want me to buy dongles. Why can't I use my perfectly good MagSafe plugs that I have strategically placed over my house.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Hard to believe I am writing a negative review of a power adapter... good going Apple. I have 3 macbook pros and one of them is now a new 13 retina that came with a laptop refresh at work. Now I am carrying dongles everywhere. I paid $70 for the adapter and another $40 for the USB-C cable. Really? 40 for a wire? Oh and now I need another $70 adapter to be able to plug into any peripheral device like a monitor or other USB device, including charging my iPhone or Apple watch. And as others have mentioned this is a big step backwards from the awesome magsafe connector. My computer has been saved countless times from an accident due to that innovation. Really disappointed with this product.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product, but ...

    This is a step backward that substantially decreases our trust in Apple and our everyday usage experience. The lack of a safe connection, charging-status light, and wings to spool the cable are more than annoying. And they are inexplicable. It is easy to surmise that it is only for the money, but while that might explain the need to pay separately for cables and extensions, it does not explain the step backwards.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 step forward, 4 steps back

    On the positive, glad to have the utility of USB type-C, but why does my iPhone X still have lightning?!?!

    I've been using Magsafe power adapters for 5+ years, so was surprised and disappointed by the following:
    1. No clever disconnect, just waiting to yank my Macbook on to the ground.
    2. No charge status indicator so left to booting up the Macbook to see the status.
    3. Cable wraps have inexplicably been removed.
    4. USB type-C cable not even included, really?!?!

    None of these are show stoppers, but makes one wonder if Apple Product Owners and Engineers did not value the previous features.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple keeps going backwards with these MBPs!

    The mag port was a unique Macbook thing that really worked well. You didn't have to sweat if something caught the cord. No damage to the laptop. Much better for road warriors, people with children, people with pets etc. This plug is a broken circuit board waiting to happen.

    The cost of this charger is nuts! No cord? Getting desperate are we? I have a charger at work and 2 at home. This represents quite an investment in stupid chargers.

    I like the lighter weight of this MBP, but not at the expense of goodness. At least the case is still strong.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing magsafe so much...

    I am really disappointed the new Macbook has not magsafe function, as we saw half a dozen alternative solution get out to fill the huge hole. More, Apple not even made a converter to reuse our various old magsafe charger. Is a shame such a smart company so careful to details is treating their loyal customer in that manner. The charger is heavy and I miss the plastic stuff for wrapping the cable and the cable itself is not included ... Tim get a look to it, it doesn't work and Jonny pencil seems not taking care of charging !! Why ? its still a relevant part of our Macs!!!!


    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A huge step backward

    It almost pains me to write this as an Apple Fanboy, but this charger is so much worse than Apple's MagSafe chargers.

    1. Does not include a charging cable and the USB-C cable that you must buy separately does not detach from your computer if you trip over it
    2. Does not have a charging indicator light that changes colour when it is fully charged
    3. Does not have the flip out plastic clips to coil the cord (I'm really at a loss of why Apple would have removed these since they were so useful and had been around since the iBook days).

    This is a half baked product that is not worthy to carry the Apple logo. Really, really disappointed by this downgrade from MagSafe.

    47 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Absurdly Overpriced

    Lacking both the USB-C and AC extension cables, this device is vastly overpriced.
    Further, with significant miniaturization of electronic devices with commensurately improved efficiency, I would have expected some decrease in weight and physical size which do not seem any different than five-years-old previous generation devices. But, not wishing to invest too much time in a spur of the moment review, I have not looked at power densities of earlier designs.
    However, I'm forced to purchase Apple accessories for fear of after market devices having unknown reliability and safety, and this should probably ameliorate my complaints.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring MagSafe Back

    While the charger works fine as other's have pointed out these are easy to break and not nearly as elegant as the MagSafe design!

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the spool

    For 15 years, Mac chargers have had an amazing foldable spool that keeps the cord organized in your bag or on your desk. Why remove this for the USB-C charger case? Now I have a pile of cable on my desk. There's not even a velcro strap or something included, which seems very un-Apple.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Not-so-finest

    The idea is good. Standardize the inlet to the MacBook. But you lost the great feature of safety with the mag charger. When you pay 2-3k for a machine you don't want it to be pulled off the table. The weight of the adapter does not set well in power strips.

    The charger itself does not include the cable or the extension cable to the wall. Now you have to buy three accessories just to charge the MacBook. Really Apple???

    54 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Ever

    I miss the magsafe and the plastic thing that had the old charger that allowed to keep the cable.

    Also you have to buy the charger and the cable separately!

    290 of 384 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing my magsafe

    Greatly missing the magsafe connection.

    Like that it uses standard connectors, but its easy to make this thing accidentally fall on the connector, which will permanently ruin it. :(

    143 of 200 people found this useful