• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I've used Apple for more than 20 years. I've never had anything from Apple that caused more trouble. I'm on my second adapter and cord, and I need another one because the wires inside the cord are now exposed. I would prefer not to get shocked or have the house burn down because of this. It now gets pretty hot. Replacing it is not easy. $79 is a lot of money for me to have to spend on something that is now being replaced for the third time.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and Durable

    Since switching to a MacBook Pro from another product, I've been enjoying how well made the Apple equipment is, and how well it functions. This Power Adapter is no exception. I'm still using the original one almost 2 years in. I've traveled with it often in the US and abroad, and it's always worked for me; I've never experienced damage to my computer from the various sources of electricity, however dubious they may have been. The Power Adapter is showing a little cosmetic wear and tear since I wrap it up for transport once (or more) every day, and I've run over it with my office chair multiple times--something I wouldn't recommend. My MagSafe 2 is still going strong, but I just ordered a second one just to preserve my original investment and make my life a little easier. I use the original one in place at my office, and I use the new one at home and while traveling.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Charger

    I bought my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) on September 2013, the original charger lasted exactly 1 year, the second one lasted 2 and a half year and now I'm buying the third one.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A truly weak design

    Like many of the comments have said this just falls off the computer constantly... it's a truly bad design.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give this adapter 0 star ?

    please change the product name to Garbage Adapter to match its quality.
    The rubber coating next to the mag connector fell off less than 1 year with moderate use.
    My old 2009 MBP's power adapter doesn't have the same issue after so many years of usage.
    Is it too hard for Apple to "maintain" old quality standard.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger with exposed wires

    I recently had my charger broken, around the adaptor part, the wires are exposed and I need to find a spot to have the charging go through. I took extra care on my chargers but this one is really disappointing. I rarely use my laptop so charger wise, im expecting it not to be broken not even this early. It's just disappointing that even how much take care of the accessories it will still show how low quality the product is. or maybe ive just expected a lot from apple. :(

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst part

    Lousy quality, area around connector wore out very quickly and now cable is broken. Very disappointing since it is also expensive

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever!

    I've already had three in the last 5 years and I have to buy a new one again now! They're very expensive. Shame on you, Apple! This is the last product I'll ever buy from you.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, all the other critical reviews said what I wanted to say

    Two chargers since 2014. First one lasted 2 years, the second one failed me just last week. Yes I'm buying another one. But you can see the problem: you can't have thousands of users complain about the same issue and blame them all being careless users. Simple conclusion, it does not last long so be extra careful and invest in protective devices (yes, protective products for apple magsafe chargers sound weird but do exist!!!)

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to Fail

    I took great care of the power adapter and cables since I got them, but somehow this cable still managed to fray away and now I'm stuck without my own power cable and relying on borrowing my friends' so I can get through my upcoming week of final exams. This item was undoubtedly designed to fail and a $79 cost will lead me to look elsewhere for a replacement.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible but no other options

    Seriously Apple, you need to fix this charger. If I could rate this product below a star I would. I have had my mac for less than 4 years and am going on my 3rd charger. The last laptop I had, not apple, I had for 5 years, and 1 charger. The price of the charger is outrageous as well. You are going to keep making me pay for a charger that is horrible because there is no other option.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanna Trade?

    To those who "don't know why the negative reviews because mine is awesome!" - I'd love to trade my THIRD one of these for yours. This one is overheating REALLY badly. Actually we don't even need to trade . . . I'll just give you mine and you can enjoy this little fire hazard at your own risk. I have no choice but to purchase a fourth. Maybe I'll get lucky and the next one won't make me feel like my house is going to burn down while I'm out of the room and my computer is charging. :|

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tears quickly

    I've owned it for less than 2 years and it's already worn out and giving me problems charging my labtop. There needs to be a fix or atleast some form or reimbursement.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality from Apple

    1 year and my charging cable has worn- out, This is not something you expect from apple !!
    For the cost this is a definite no ..Might not buy apple the next time ..

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    connection at converter wore out 2x in 3 years.

    I travel a lot, and I'm constantly rolling up the cord. The wall plug portion is great, but the thinner cord that comes out of the adapter should be inset so that it doesn't bend at a right angle to roll around the side clips. It wreaks havoc at the connection, ultimately fraying and discontinuing working.

    I see from the reviews that I'm not alone. I don't seem to have the same issue of the magnet being too weak - and it only falls out on rare occasions. But I wouldn't call it as foolproof as the L cord - which NEVER fell out.

    Also, the adaptor is too wide and bulky. My husband uses in non-apple power cord and loves it. A much better design.
    Since power adaptors are a safety issue, I have stuck with Apple, but perhaps I should reconsider.

    This last time the thinner cord failed me was on a cross country flight, in which I had no option to replace. GRRR. - an urgent redesign is in order!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    Like most people my charger is starting to fail in less than a year. Basically charges my laptop whenever it wants. Very frustrating. Please change the current charger to something that won't give out in a short amount of time!!!!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    Disappointed with the quality of this power adaptor. It frankly is a safety hazard. The casing has broken down and the wires are exposed at the base of the adaptor (wish I could attach a picture). Further, the adaptor becomes very warm. I feel it is a fire hazard. Out of fear for myself and my neighbors, I am forced to replace this shoddy product. There are much cheaper options available online without the AC cord (this portion of the cord is fine) however I am leery to mix and match products. I have only owned this product for 28 months and with a purchase price of over $1400 I had expected much more. A very inferior charger for a superior computer. Apple, I am disappointed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality chargers, DO NOT Waste your money

    I've had my laptop for about 14 months so I am no longer under a warranty and I just noticed my charger starting to fray a couple weeks ago. Now it is to the point where I can see the wires because the white coating is split. This is a serious hazard and apple needs to make better quality chargers. This is ridiculous and I am extremely disappointed. I was thinking about switching from my android to an iphone, but not now.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So very bad

    The charger wears out quickly (lasts slightly over a year).
    Expensive to replace.
    The old "L design" was superior as it does not fallout accidentally so easily.
    Great laptop, terrible charger.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It brokes so easy!

    I would give 0 star, If I could. it started to rip off when it was 4 months old. My dell laptop is 9 years old, its cord is still look like new.

    12 of 12 people found this useful