• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely disgusted

    that I need to buy a new cable after only a year of use. Totally unacceptable.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubber on the cord rips open

    I've had this macbook charger for almost 2.5 years and the rubber on the cord started ripping open in just one year. It's truly disappointing as my old magsafe charger from 2010 is still functional and hasn't ripped open. The quality of the charger declined so far where your older models are outliving the newer ones by almost 5 years is completely outrageous.

    I've taped up the opening with electrical tape since it's expensive to replace. Obviously these things are made to fall apart so people will have to keep buying it over and over.

    It's these little petty things that keeps me from wanting to support apple products other than the macbook pro.

    97 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why change a perfectly good design?

    The former design was quite good and impressive compared to a PC. Why change a perfectly good design? It irritates me that I now have 2 types of power adapters; one for my old mac and one for the new, and I am at the mercy of Apple. Never seen so many 1-star reviews.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On 3rd Charger

    I am a die-hard Apple junkie, but this charger is terrible. I'm on my third year of ownership of my MacBook Pro with Retina and also on my third charger. Expecting more out of Apple.

    74 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    Not even a year of use and it's already broken. Makes no sense that I need to pay an extra 80 dollars for a replacement. I expected better from an Apple product.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could rate it 0 stars..

    My MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display (Late 2013) came with this Magsafe 2 power adaptor. Not long after use, it started yellowing, which was no big deal. Then it started fraying at the end that connects to my MacBook, as well as throughout the cable. It is extremely unreliable, and I have to keep checking to see if it is still charging! If a replacement power adaptor cost around $30-$50, it would not be as big of a deal. But, $80! What the heck, Apple! I spend $2000 on a laptop, and then $80 for each power adaptor??

    79 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    By the looks of the other comments, I'm lucky I got 3 years out of my charger. I took good care of it. Never put strain on it and then one day the plastic around the cord where it connects to the adapter start peeling away exposing the wires. Within the next few weeks, the wires have completely separated and I now have two separate pieces of charger. Best Buy doesn't even sell the MagSafe 2 60W so I had to settle for the 85 W. I hope it's just a fault of the 60W. My sister's had the 85W for 8 years and hers is still in good condition. But really? $80? That's a complete rip off.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless!

    I like the old style better. This one constantly disconnects at the slightest movement. I can't even sit down w/ this in my lap because the cord constantly just falls off. The magnet is not as strong as the old style charger. Which by the way I'm going to purchase. If it isn't broke. Don't "fix" it, Apple.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever!

    Too bad you can't give 0 stars. I have his adapter for 1 year and 8 months now and there's nothing left of it: the rubber cable is eating itself, it seems, leaving the wires vulnerable for whatever that can affect them. The worst part is that customer service does nothing about it, so you'll have to buy another adapter that costs 80 euro's with the only guarantee that you have to buy again after a year or so. Apple is known for reliable products, well there's a surprise.
    One solution though: use special tape (not sticky tape) to cover the cable..

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in 2 years - MADNESS

    Why spend so much money on a good laptop to have to work with a horrible charger. The covering breaks and exposes wires and who knows if it won't catch on fire soon. Apple you need to do better. Im on to buy my third one now or maybe i should just buy a PC !!!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks!

    Have had my mac for a little over a year now, and my charger covering has broken in 3 places -- wires are now exposed. How could you make sure a cheap product with such poor design?

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad material

    I had several iPhone's chargers with the cords broken after few months. Now, the same thing happened with my MacBook Pro charger. The cord had broken and I'll will have to buy a new one after using it not too much and being sure that I'll have to replace it after few months again...
    Complaining at the store is not worth because you're told that you did not take care of it. I can say that I have a special case for all my chargers but it's not enough.
    I love Apple's products but the company must improve the quality of the chargers.
    Hope to be helped by the company.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to replace it after 2 years

    Yesterday I bought a new power adapter because the one that came with my MacBook was broken. In my opinion, that's unacceptable. This adapter cost me €89 and broke down because of poor design. In the Apple Store the salesperson told me that I shouldn't roll up the cable anymore to prevent damage next time. But the thing is, I roll up the cable because of the clips that help you to roll up the cable, so is it my fault or Apple's? I understand you can't make a perfect adapter but please design one next time where you can replace just the cable that goes into your laptop instead of the whole thing.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    The part that is most likely to brake and fray is directly connected to the transformer so when that brakes you have no choice but to buy a whole brand new 80$ charger...

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give it less than one star...

    Seriously terrible. I probably won't get another apple laptop simply because the charger is terrible. Broke within a year. Wouldn't replace it. To get it repaired is more than a new one. And there is no other option!! $100 every year for a new charger for a laptop that you pay over $1000 on is ridiculous. So upset!! Apple!! Fix this issue!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product in the world

    It breaks too easily. This is my third cable in four years.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter MB Pro 13 in retina display

    Terrible that I am replacing this so soon. Complete turnoff. Had my Toshiba laptop for forever and never had a problem with their cords. Then to be charging $80.00 for them....well, that's a ripoff. Make me start to think I made a big mistake going with Apple, so may go back to PC when I need a new laptop. My cord is almost completely severed and I have been nursing it for a long time, but low and behold, tonight I had work I needed to get done for tomorrow morning and I can't get this thing to charge.....not good! I have not had the laptop that long either!!!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    It is ridiculous how quickly this charger falls apart. I am so furious that I paid so much for my computer and now my charger has come apart. The casing on the outside just fell off and the wires became exposed. The worst part is that I have no options, I have to buy an $80 dollar replacement that will mostly go bad before the year is up. Seriously shoddy product.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, but falls apart quickly

    I've owned three of these, and each have torn at spot where the thin cord meets the base. It's a fatal design flaw, that lasts (with how frequently I use it) about 1.5 years each time, then dies suddenly, meaning it's no longer covered under warranty, and I'm expected to spend another $80 to buy a new one.

    When this tear happens it creates a potential fire hazard, and can harm the computer due to electrical surges. It's also not obvious that it's going to happen until the moment the rubber coating rips, which seems to happen when the cord burns – not very safe...

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive, Poor quality

    I despise this charger. The first charger that I owned broke within 5 months of my purchase. After purchasing another charger, I took every precaution to make sure I never kinked or bent the cord. If I ever took the cord with me, I never coiled it around the power brick, as it allows you to do. Even after constantly making sure that the cord never had any strain put on it, it still stopped working after 8 months. Apple definitely needs to redesign all of their chargers or allow third parties to make something that will actually work for over a year.

    22 of 22 people found this useful