• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burned Itself Out. I've Never Been More Disappointed.

    • Written by from Sudbury

    My first charger burned itself out in less than 7 months. I bought another for 80 bucks, and this one burned itself out again. COME ON PEOPLE. If you are going to make a junk product, make it cheap. If you are going to charge me through the roof, try and make a decent product. I am 100% switching back to PC's. I've had laptops for 1/4th the price, and last so much longer. Mac's are the divas of all computers.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripped apart

    • Written by from Porto Alegre

    It lasted one year, just the time the warranty last, then it stopped working on its own.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    • Written by from El Centro

    They need to take this one back to the drawing board. Im so disappointed with this power adapter. If i could give it 0 stars i would.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall yet? Weak Magsafe 2 connection causes big headaches!

    • Written by from Norwich

    Owned the original T-style. Worked ok but stuck out too far. Was thrilled with the L-style (inline) improvement when it came along and bought 2 new cords. Durable, dependable connection while working on your lap in an airport. IT NEVER CAME LOOSE.

    New Magsafe 2 T-Syle connector? Should come with a free iTunes download of Britney's "Oops I Did It Again!"

    For those who claim there is no issue - travel much?!? Sit in an average airport waiting area with this on your lap after having battled to an available outlet. Charge up for that 8 hour international flight while working. Then realize on the plane that ONCE AGAIN your weak Magsafe 2 plug got the slightest pressure from the fold of your pants and was NOT CHARGING. Has happened three times to me in the 4 weeks I've owned my new MacBook. Once causing me to be completely unprepared for a meeting as a result. Would be one thing if it actually falls out - would notice that. But at the slightest angle it stops charging unnoticed.

    Taking new design risks and making mistakes is absolutely fine - to be encouraged even.

    Going BACKWARDS two steps, to an obsolete design AND making the connection weaker is inexcusable incompetence.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe 2 is junk

    • Written by from Cache

    I recently purchased the new 2014 macbook pro with top of the line everything. I love the laptop but the clowns who designed the magsafe 2 should be fired. What idiot made a huge T connector with a magnet that is as useful as obamas reign? This thing falls off when you move the laptop from a table to your lap, and NO the cord is not getting caught.
    I have to say that between their design flaws and the software problems with ios 8 I am seriously considering going to android, and I hate their trash.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality DC Cable

    • Written by from Addlestone

    Product gets too hot and the DC cable split in normal use after a short time (less than 2 years) in light use. Clearly a product which is "not fit for purpose" but Apple refuse to accept responsibility. Disgraceful.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0

    • Written by from London

    After 14 month every time I replace a fuse it blows up. Clearly badly designed and a disgrace when buying a mac book pro which doesn’t really come cheap. Not sure why I have to pay £65 to replace when it was clearly badly engineered. I would rate 0 star if I could.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FALLS OFF!!

    • Written by from New York

    I HAVE LIKE A WEEK WITH MY NEW MACBOOK RETINA DISPLAY .... THIS GARBAGE DOESNT STAY. I HAVE TO BE SITTING LIKE A ROBOT SO IT DOES FALL OFF! I NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH MY L SHAPE... PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Star Reviewers Must Be Idiots

    • Written by from Elkhorn

    I have NEVER in 18 months had the magnetic end come loose from my laptop without some kind of reasonable force. It will hold when unsupported. It will hold when carefully moving the laptop when it's plugged in. Sure, if I pull it at a 90 degree angle or toss the laptop onto a bed or swivel around in a desk chair and run out of cable slack, it will separate, but it's designed to do that to protect not only the cable but the laptop itself. Anyone who expects more had better also be complaining about the fact that their car crumples when it's in an accident.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thumbs down

    • Written by from Fortitude Valley

    broken chord at the magnet end, magnet way too weak. Needs replacing... just another $100

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire covering always peels off!

    • Written by from Sydney

    I would buy another "brand" if possible. Im so angry that all my power cords plastic layer gets always broken.
    I have always been very carefull when handling it and in no more than 6 months cracks appear in the cable.

    This has been my 3rd macbook with the same problem.

    Please apple look after the quality of this cables please!!!!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger burning

    • Written by from halifax

    I agree with everyone who has discussed the issue of our macbook pro charger burning itself. I noticed mine do this the other day when I saw that my charger wasn't charger my laptop. I played with the cord a bit to get a connection which I did, but then when I let go of it the wire would be bright and lots of smoke coming out. This happened in my dorm room at school so it has freaked me out now that it will happen with the new charger that I bought.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe and Overheating!

    • Written by from ABERDEEN

    Apple needs to take some major notes from Dell on how sturdy their chargers are, i've had 3 chargers since i got my Mac Book Pro, thankfully i have the apple protection plan and just get a new one without having to pay. That being said, on 3 occassions, the wires have come off and completely naked, and there's a burn stain from overheating, you can smell it. This is really unsafe! It's not about making the charger look cute, but really spend some time to design a quality charger that users can depend on...Really disappointing Apple!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Bassendean

    It dosent even deserve a one star rating, the insulation on the cable near the adaptor split after 18 months so I had to shell out $99 for a replacement and now after 9 months the replacement has stopped working. The insulation is not broken but you can see it has bunched up so the wire inside must be broken.
    You pay top dollar for Apple products its a pity that you don't get the quality that you pay through the nose for.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from New York

    I had the computer for 2 weeks and the magnet was already not holding and it was constantly losing connection even when in the right position. The movement created just by typing would actually dislodge it just enough so you'd discover it wasn't charging. They sent me a new one and I can see I will soon have the same problem. The adaptor is too big, is easily tapped out of place, and worst of all does not sit flush in the port and has to be jostled to get a connection. The magnetic adapter for the MacBook Pro (non retina) was so great - never a problem, strong magnet, perfect size so not easily dislodged, and the cable ran parallel to the computer (not perpendicular like the new one) so less likely to break. Why they messed with such a perfect design, I do not know.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK! Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Pro with Retina = JUNK!

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I've only had my VERY expensive MacBook Pro with Retina Display for about a year! The 85W power adapter has already burned out and now I see a new one is around $85 USD. This is such an incredible rip off! I've had PC laptops with very inexpensive power supplies that have lasted close to 10 years!!! This has made my estimation of Apple go completely downhill. The battery on my iPhone 5 is also JUNK since it has worn out quickly and they tell me at the Apple store it would cost $150 USD to replace it!!!! For a freaking BATTERY!!! I tried switching to Apple, but I'm going back to PC as soon as this laptop burns out. What a piece of JUNK! Apple should off to replace it for free since I've only had the computer for year! I'm very disappointed in your company.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    • Written by from London

    Awful design, I agree with everything said - the magnetic plug keeps falling out and is complete rubbish, the charger gets quite hot as well, which is quite disturbing. Really hope Apple would do something about those problems as soon as possible, because this ridiculous, especially having in mind the price of the product!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible Product

    • Written by from Dadar

    1) The charger is easily disconnected form the laptop. Even a small brush of the hand is enough to do it.
    2) The rubber coating of the wire is easily frayed and this compromises the whole charger. It will stop working.
    3) The body of the charger gets unbearably hot, and so does the charger pin.
    4) The charger will randomly stop working, even is nothing is wrong. You have plug-unplug it several times to get it working again.
    4) A replacement for this charger is equally ineffective, and also very expensive.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to agree with others-it's junk

    • Written by from Milton

    A few months ago I noticed a nick in the cord insulation, near the magnetic connector. To protect it from getting worse I wrapped it with electrical tape. Today I noticed the electrical tape needed to be replaced as it had come loose. I took it off, and underneath, the insulation was completely shredded. I have no idea how this could have happened under the tape.

    I also have the same criticism of the magnetic connector. I get you want it to come loose when tugged on...that's the whole idea, and it's a great one. But this connector is far weaker than the one with my old MacBook Pro. This connector practically comes loose when you look at it!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New T shaped Power adapter falls out too easily

    • Written by from Black Point

    New T shaped Power adapter falls out of MBP with Retina display too easily.

    2 of 4 people found this useful