• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage

    • Written by from Sydney

    I've had two of these fail now. It is completely unacceptable that such a basic piece of equipment is so unreliable. When I was a first year engineering student we learnt how to build power supplies, they aren't rocket science.

    It's doubly galling that a 6 year old power supply on my $500 Dell laptop still works fine, yet I've had two fail on my $4000 (AUD) MacBook. No more form over function for me, hence no more Apple products.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars if I could...

    • Written by from Long Beach

    This charger is absolutely horrible. Had a 2007 MacBook Pro and the charger didn't have any problems for over 5 years. With this new cable for my 2011 MacBook Pro, I've already gone through two MagSafe chargers at $80 a pop. Apple, please get your house in order. The build quality of your accessories did a complete 180 and is utter garbage now...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays so easily that I'm going Windows

    • Written by from Montreal

    Apple has created yet another flimsy charger that frays so easily that it becomes a fire hazard in 3-6 months. This is true even if you're like me and you take every precaution. I don't wrap my cord, I always check that it doesn't have any stress placed on it, etc. Less than a year in and it's already frayed in two places (and admittedly has been a fire hazard for at least 4 months now). I have a two year AppleCare plan and I'm still supposed to drop $90+ on a new charger because of Apple's own negligence? No thank you. I'm out.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rMBP is awesome, MagSafe 2 is GARBAGE.

    • Written by from Riverwoods

    Great design, nice magnetic connector, yet a totally non functional charger. Frayed wires in 2 locations after less than a year (yeah, yeah it's under warranty).

    What was I supposed to do for replacement in the middle of the jungles of Mexico? Dependability rating of this charger is a 1/10

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Hollywood

    Apple,
    I love your products. I use them as a professional to work and they usually never let me down. But the MagSafe2 Power Adapter is not acceptable.

    First, after 18 months the power cord to the MacBook regularly breaks. I always use my gear often, but I also try to be very careful with it. But, no chance. The plastic softener seems to disappear after around 2 years. As a consequence the cable is super sensitive to any form of movement which leads to a broken cable which is not usable anymore.

    Second, the T-Adapter. As many many people complained already the T Adapter is not good design. It always falls of while working with the lap on my labs which can be not good for the internal battery life of my retina mac.

    Please Apple listen and revise this product. We are willing to pay the extra buck but please don't give us reasons to complain about you. Money is not everything.

    Think different!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Old Style worked the best

    • Written by from Edmond

    Why did you change the style of the charger? The old one had a stronger magnet along with the cord running more along the side of the laptop, this made it much tougher to fall off. Very disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Made

    • Written by from Shelby

    I've had my charger for just over a year now and it's already frayed beyond the ability to actually charge. Now I have to buy an other poorly made $80 charger. Thanks Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is bunk!

    • Written by from los angeles

    I spent $3k on my macbook pro. It's a little over a year old and the charger has already stopped working. How is that even possible? I'm so careful with this computer and accessories. It appears to have no defects and the light stays green as if it is charged and it's not. Pretty frustrating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be embarrassed for this failure of a product

    • Written by from Windsor

    One year now, I think I have had to re-apply this adaptor about 3 or 4 times per day because it falls off so easily. Do I want to plug my computer in 1,000 times per year? No. It's annoying as anything.

    And this one frays too. Just like the one before. And the one before. And the one before. 20 years of using laptops and never have I had a single manufacturer make a bad cable. Toshiba, Dell, etc. But Apple? Every cable frays after about 1 year. If you're not in the USA ... TOO BAD FOR YOU BUY A NEW ONE.

    This product only gets worse every year, I don't know how they can't fix this fraying issue and also make a plug that doesn't fall out if you tap the laptop. Really, for shame, for what you charge for these things you need to come up with some basic engineering solutions. The page on Apple support is a major joke... basically "how to use your power cord". Show me any other manufacturer that has to have a dedicated web page for how to use their power cord. It reminds me of the iPhone problems with shorting out the antenna and Apple's response was "hold your phone correctly."

    No Apple, how about you design us a product that does not have major flaws in the design? Give us something that works. You shouldn't need to put up 20 photos showing "poor use" of the power cable. Power cables have been around for 100 years and you can't make one that lasts more than 6 months without utterly failing, let alone one that will stay plugged into the computer? What a joke.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I HATE THIS CORD! VERY DISAPPOINTED!

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just bought this beautiful laptop that cost me close to $2,000 and it comes with a $2 charging cord. Apple, what the heck were you thinking??!! I love your products but this is unacceptable!! I would give it zero stars if I had the option.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please offer an L shape charger!

    • Written by from Cary

    Apple, really? Did any of you even bother to take this home with you, use it on your lap and try it out before going with this design? Just barely tilt the plug and it falls right off. I just called the shop and was disappointed to learn that you don't offer an L shape option. Where's the famous Apple attention to detail and putting the user experience first?

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love hate

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    I love that its magnetic and protects itself against trips etc. but I think the magnet should be stronger than it is maybe twice as strong?

    I don't like that the jacket material that covers the cord is utter garbage I'm on my 3-4th replacement from apple because after a few months the jacket begins to split near the connectors from I guess stress of some kind. Now I'm not what I consider a power user but I take my laptop around at least 2 times per week but for the most part unless I'm charging it near my couch where I'm usually using it the charger just sits near by so I don't understand how it can split from stress.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Twice

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I am a college student and I carry my charger around in my backpack with me to and from classes. My second charger just broke and tomorrow I will need to purchase another one for $80. On two different occasions, the wire closest to the battery pack has become frayed to the point where my computer will no longer charge. Laptops are supposed to withstand being transported and their chargers should too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Frustrating

    • Written by from Lucan

    Remember those days when you could move your laptop without the power cord falling out? Slightest movement or even a heavy keystroke and this guy is off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 6 months old and already fickle

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Unlike others I have no problem with the strength of the magnet that connects the power cord to the laptop. However, when I connect the power cord, it doesn't always begin charging (and light does not come on). It's as if it is not connected. I have to fiddle with it; disconnecting and reconnecting repeatedly until the adapter decides to cooperate. More than a little annoying.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Prefer the magnetic attachment to traditional plugs

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I'm very, very happy with the magnetic version, so much that I am getting another one so I have one at home and office. I've owned several MacBook Pros, one Mac Air and lots of windows based PCs and nothing destroys your machine faster than tripping over a cord. I'd rather it disconnect than destroy the port (which has happened to at least 4 windows based laptops). I've tripped over my power cord at least 3 times that I can remember and instead of pulling my laptop off the desk and crashing it, it simply disconnected. My $0.02 worth. You can't have both. I prefer magnetic because I've been through the nightmare of a damaged power port.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps falling off

    • Written by from Berlin

    It's a really annoying piece of kit, as much as I understand the need to protect the computer itself and have the cable disconnect easily to prevent damage to the Macbook, it falls off WAY too easily, and after 10 months' use doesn't even stay in properly a lot of the time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Enough Charger to Avoid the Computer as a Product Entirely

    • Written by from New York

    The Macbook Air is great for simplicity - as long as you charge it at night, you'll be good during the day. Charge during your busy work schedule, and you'll wanna blow your brains out because of the terrible charger that comes with all apple laptops. The magnet on this laptop charger is absolutely despicable, falls out, and fails in every possible charging situation besides when you leave the computer completely alone for several hours. I didn't buy a laptop to have it be used like a tower computer - when I put it in my lap, as the name implies, forget the charger - its guaranteed to fall out.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Durham

    I have had my rMBP magsafe for a little less than six months now and the charger is already starting to show signs of wear, with the rubber around either end of the cord starting to split. This is very frustrating given that I have always been quite careful with the cord. While I recognize these chargers were not built to last forever, I would at least hope that when I pay upwards of $2,000 for a laptop one of its most vital components doesn't start to fail within six months. Do better Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Vehemently Agree With Other's Poor Reviews Here

    • Written by from Elm Grove

    The mag safe plug into the MacBook 13" Air's port is very poor in it's connection for charging. We also must constantly fidget with it where the amber or green charging light will finaly illuminate to indicate charge status. Apple should offer a FREE power adapter cable chargers like they've already done before on my 11" MacBook Air's.

    4 of 4 people found this useful