• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lausanne

    The magnet on the connector has become very weak and it keeps getting disconnected, even with the slightest tug. I have to reconnect this thing several times a day. Its possibly the worst Apple connector I have even owned.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

    • Written by from København V.

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

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    • Written by from montreal

    Really poor quality, so apple unlike. 99$ price tag for an item that so easily 'wears-n-tears' is ridiculous

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last very long

    • Written by from Auckland

    I've had 3 of these, they don't last more than 18 months. The cable will split and frey at the connector. Absolutely the worst power adapter of any hardware I've ever used in my entire life. Sadly there are no alternatives as Apple don't allow third parties to use the magsafe connector.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Damaged...Just Like iPhone Charger...

    • Written by from Houston

    I take such great care when it comes to handling my MacBook Pro charger--always wrap the cord up safely, don't ever leave it lying around the house, etc.--and I was pretty shocked that it broke so quickly. The charger still looks completely fine, so I clearly wasn't just throwing it around! I guess the wire just can't take much bending, which is confusing because that is largely the whole point of a cord...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dickson

    My MacBook Pro retina is a fantastic machine. Its a real pity that the power connector falls out if it gets moved in any way.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really hope apple upgrades this...

    • Written by from Altamonte Springs

    The quality of it is pretty terrible. The little doors that come out to wrap your cable around broke about 4 months after I got it (due to my son flipping them open and shut). The cord got a yellow discoloration about 3 months after I got my computer, and finally frayed open about 5 months in.

    I knew this connector would have issues so I have been taking care to ensure it remains as straight as possible, so not being careless isn't even enough to keep it from fraying.

    I will be seeing if the Apple Store will replace it, but I definitely won't pay for a replacement until Apple either brings back the L style (which I had 0 problems with) or upgrades the quality of these in some other way.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very low power I suppose

    • Written by from Graz

    I recently realized, that everytime I use my Mac for "gaming" the battery discharges. I thought my adapter wasn't connected properly, but it wasn't the case. The scenario: Battery fully charged. Remaining time about 8hours. I plug the charger back and play Dota 2 for 6 hours. Exit dota and see the battery has only 80% of charge. The adapter is very hot. I think, the top of the line macs should have at least 100W Power Adapter. The Graphics, the CPU it consumes way more power than the Adapter is capable of "producing"

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works...but dies easily

    • Written by from Bradenton

    I love my 15" MB Pro Retina Display and I can safely say I will be buying another one soon. My issue with these chargers is not the magnet as other posters say, its the working life. I have gone through 3 chargers in the last 3 years for the one computer. I final had to buy a second charger so that I can be prepared for the next time

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cord design, weak magnet, low durability

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    I've had the L-shaped MagSafe for my 2009 MacBook Pro and strangely, it's never frayed and I've had it under constant usage for 3 whole years. In November of 2013, I made the decision of buying the new retina MacBook Pro Retina and the computer was perfect for what I was using it for, but the MagSafe 2 let me down. My first MagSafe failed in about April of 2014 when the cord near the adapter had frayed and I had no choice but to buy a new one; also, the connection between the MagSafe 2 and my Mac felt a lot weaker than my old L-shaped MagSafe. As of right now (March of 2015), my second MagSafe 2 has just frayed and I've resorted to electrical tape rather than 80 dollars. Please fix this apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A frustrating poorly designed money trap.

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I am a huge apple fan. However, this charger is a complete outrage. Not only is it extremely over-priced, but it breaks within the year. I have no issue spending money on a great product. This is why I decided to buy a macbook retina. Unfortunately I have bought two of these chargers in the last two and a half years. They break consistently in the same two places over and over again. Apple has made no changes on the charger. I am paying my way through college and $80 is a lot of money to me. To be honest, I am disappointed to the point to tears. I need a charger to use my computer (As a graphic Design major using library computers is not an option) and I don't have enough money to buy one right now. So, I'm screwed. Thanks apple. You guys make great phones and computers but your charger is killing me. I'm upset, disgruntled, disappointed, and I'm not going to lie a little angry. Unless you're willing to spend 80 dollars once a year for a brand new charger I suggest... oh wait. Nothing. If you want a macbook retina you have to spend money you don't have on a charger that's going to break in 12 months. One star is being generous.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wilmington

    No trouble, its great.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE product: weak, delicate, flimsy, frail, fragile, etc.

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Just bought my third cord in 3 years. I now treat these things with kid gloves, but the cords *still* get frayed and stop working. [Edit: So I *did* rate it, Apple: I gave it ZERO stars. But apparently I have to be more generous and give it one to convey my displeasure.]

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Very annoying. Becomes unattached way too easily.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence? to the point of being dangerous

    • Written by from london

    As mentioned in nearly all the other reviews for this charger, it is prone to overheating and burning out at the wire near the base of the transformer. It's complete bobbins and the price is just ridiculous. Given Apple's usual design and engineering ability, I'm incredibly suspicious that it was built to fail, and this is a way of making money by planned obsolescence. Mine just went (AGAIN) via an overheat, and the discolouration that has appeared on the plastic coating to the wire looks suspiciously like something has been burning.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor, weak cable and far too expensive

    • Written by from Totnes

    I'm very careful with my cables, especially at this price. Even so, with modest use the cable broke at the base, rendering it useless. Not good enough Apple!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from PickerIng

    I've had to buy 2 of these replacement plugs since buying my MacBook in 2012. The wire keeps breaking rendering the plug useless. So strange that Apple can make such precise products but can't get a plug right. They should replace these things for free.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous product! Apple burying its head in the sand!!!!

    • Written by from Trowbridge

    I've always been a big fan of Apple products but this power supply definitely isn't up to their usual standards. Despite clearly having a design fault that causes the cable to short out, split and blacken near the transformer, Apple refuse to take any responsibility for its failure. "You've bent the cable" they tell me - err, yes, at the point where you're supposed to wrap the cable around the little pop out 'hooks' on either side of the PSU as per the manual supplied with the MacBook Pro Retina. Does Apple take responsibility for this? Nope - they fobbed us off and refused to replace the power supply. I guess we should just be thankful that it didn't cause a fire! But then Apple wouldn't have cared about that either, I suspect...

    Very, VERY poor show, Apple. Today my love affair with Apple came to a very abrupt end. Your products may look lovely and shiny but it would seem that you don't stand by them once they're outside the warranty period even when it's clear that the design of the product is faulty.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issue

    • Written by from Rugeley

    Exactly the same issue as every other user on here. Dreadful quality, overheated and failed adapter. I have no problems with the magnet connection, just the dangerous overheating. I wonder if Apple have had to compensate anybody for a fire damaged home or dead relatives!! Maybe they might give a free adapter!!! Also, very arrogant of a company to only allow you to leave a review if you rate their product with at least 1 star. Shame on you, but of course, you don't care.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Great Yarmouth

    I love my Mac but the quality of the charger is not acceptable i have just had to purchase my second one in 3 years. I hope the 3rd one I have last a lot longer.

    2 of 2 people found this useful