• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The slimmer version was MUCH better

    • Written by from Fishers

    I miss my slim power connector from my previous MBP. This thing is huge and sticks way off the corner of my laptop. It falls off way too easily and gets in the way. Huge pain! Bring back the old slim power connector!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design with even worse build quality

    • Written by from Bradenton

    COME ON APPLE!!! You are better than this. Is not comfortable to have computer plugging and use it in your lap. Your legs will constantly unplug the power supply. How does one create such an amazing machine as the MBP with Retina and totally miss the mark on the power adapter? Create one with the durability to last and the ability to use in your LAP, which is the point of a notebook is it not?

    Idea: finish, patent, and release, wireless charging....PLEASE!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT like this retrograde step

    • Written by from Walnut

    Why did Apple go back to the old 'T' design it ditched years ago? Why is that now regarded as better when before it was regarded as worse? What is going on at Apple?

    I love my new Macbook Pro Retina, but I really don't like this ugly, impractical new power connector. I hope they ditch it soon and we can get (what is now) the old style 'L' connector back,

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Mountshannon

    The cable started to fray at the mag2 connector exactly one year after I bought it and after 6 months of patching it up, it gave up and was beyond repair. This is just from completely normal use and is really not acceptable! Really really disappointing and annoying after paying over €2000 for the laptop.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I'd expect from an Apple product

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This item makes me doubt whether Apple still makes quality products. It broke less than a year after purchase, mind you I was using my laptop casually so there shouldn't have been problems with it overheating or anything. Additionally, the replacement cost is a whopping $80 dollars which wouldn't be such a big deal if the charger was actually worth the money. The magnetic tip keeps popping out at even the most subtle movements and becomes a nuisance at times. After paying over 2000 for my retina MacBook Pro I was expecting the accessories to go with it to work as smoothly as the laptop itself, but boy was I wrong. I will have to think twice before buying an Apple laptop again in the future.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Price to high

    • Written by from Saucier

    My hubby bought me the Mac book pro retina 15" screen for my Christmas loved it still loving it but after only three and half months charger just decided to quit on me. My Mac recognizes it but it doesn't charge at all. So I'm not sure if it's a defect or just my bad luck but since hubby at the time thought the protection plan was silly I just had to buy a whole new charger very expensive and another thing not really loving the magnet on it doesn't stay plugged in good enough if it gets moved just a little cord falls out! Love apple though

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter ever

    • Written by from Berlin

    After not even one year my charger frayed and is not working anymore. If it was cheaper - okay but 80€ I expect more.
    Also, the magnet is not strong enough. What was wrong with the old one? Get your stuff together please..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design. Bring back the L shaped connector

    • Written by from Broomfield

    I agree with all the negative reviews about the bad design. The point of a laptop is to well... use it in your lap and this adapter's design is very bad for that use. It gets disconnected very easily and compared to this the L shaped one was a no-brainer to use. Apple should atleast provide an alternate version with the L shape. I hope they will look at all these reviews and provide some alternative. Please please apple... I beg you

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly Poor ...

    • Written by from Blackheath

    This product is so poor, it's laughable. All the painfully slow, monotoned Sir Jony Ive interviews I've endured over the last decade telling me how design is the most important thing since the pending second coming and yet the Apple design team are clearly incapable of securing a cable to a plastic box at one end and an aluminium plug on the other. Nearly burnt my house down today. Truly terrible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible connection, very frustrating product.

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    Unlike the Magsafe 1 this new version has the connector fall out at the slightest touch. Unbelievable how Apple could release such a product. I wish I could go back to the Magsafe 1 that worked flawless.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter is majorly flawed.

    • Written by from Wheaton

    I've had a couple of major issues with this adapter. Yes, it unplugs constantly, and it IS annoying. But my biggest issue is with the thinness/cheapness of the cord. I travel around with my rMBP quite a lot (work, school, home), and this cord does not withstand heavy travel well. In fact, I'll be replacing it for the second time tomorrow because the cord has a tendency to break where it meets the adapter... especially if you wind it around the clips like Apple recommends. I seriously wish they'd have tested this cord a bit more extensively. Minimalism only works when it, well, works.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well for a few months, then stopped working

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I have a separate charger at work and at home for my MacBook Pro retina, so I don't often need to wind the leads. Nevertheless, both show wear at the joints, and after a few months, one just stopped working. It's not a piece of metal stuck to the magnet, and it's not the laptop, because the charger at work still works. It is just bad design, and bad engineering.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might aswell personally hand tim cook 100 dollars every 4 months

    • Written by from Hellerup

    Without a doubt the worst power adapter since the dawn of computers. I've spent a total of 300+ USD ONLY on these 'adapters', which keep breaking. This is completely unacceptable when you buy a state-of-the-art laptop for over I feel ashamed even giving it one star. For the third time within the course of a year, the rubber around one of the joints on the adapter has simply been torn and worn. It even managed to start smoking at one point. Very useful for a camping trip, but I didn't pay for a bonfire starter, so not very impressive.I hope Apple releases a new and more durable power adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and grossly overpriced.

    • Written by from CASEY

    I spent about three grand on my rMBP (which I am very happy with), and less than 12 months after purchasing it the charger is virtually unusable. Just near the end that plugs into the computer the casing has broken (probably due to overheating) and the wires are all exposed. I have had to repair it with duct tape since it was either that or pay a hundred bucks for a new charger. The charger's power brick becomes insanely hot within minutes of plugging it in, and the magnetic connector is constantly falling out. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SOOO unhappy

    • Written by from Rocky Point

    Literally the worst charger. My first one fell apart and frayed in less than a year. Someone at the apple store felt bad and switched it out for me. I've had this one for about 1.5 years and one day the cord just cracked open and frayed apart. Real shoddy craftsmanship, Apple. Considering these things are 80 bucks a pop, you think you could make them better. I am so, SO disappointed. I have an appointment at the genius bar tomorrow. Hopefully someone can help me, because I'm not about to blow 80 bucks so I can be back in a year. Apple should be ashamed.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The point of MagSafe

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    I have owned the 1st gen, Unibody and now the rMBP. I have experienced every variant of the MagSafe Charger. The MagSafe charger was originally marketed and designed to quickly and seamlessly detach from the MBP in the event of a cord yank(someone tripping over it). This was to prevent damage not only to the connector in the laptop but also to keep the machine from crashing to the floor due to it being pulled with the cable. It sounds like every review is just supporting the overall design of the MagSafe and how great it works.

    I do agree that the New MagSafe 2 T connector is a down hill step from the last gen L connector. It does seem to disconnect easier then previous model due to the extend protrusion from the side. However it still performs exactly how it was designed. It disconnects seamlessly and quickly to prevent damage to the connector and laptop. Also my new MBP gets about 5hrs worth of battery when watching movies and surfing the net. Try stretching you battery a bit when lap surfing... You don't always need to be tethered.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leesburg

    As a long time buyer of apple products I decided to buy a 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina. I absolutely love the laptop. It has a beautiful picture and runs like a champ. HOWEVER, the charger is completely horrible. After owning my laptop for 1 year and 2 months my charger burned through the wiring and outer protective sheath. Thank god I didn't have it on some type of cloth because it would have definitely lit something on fire based off of the damage to the wire and the smell or burning gases it produced. It's absolutely ridiculous that Apple makes billions of dollars a year with amazing products but makes something as dangerous and low quality as this charger. I went back to the store I purchased it from and they told me they couldn't help me and I had to buy a new one. When I'm paying $2000 for a laptop you better believe I expect top notch accessories to go with it. I am beyond angry right now about the quality and service of my product. If you're buying this charger keep in mind of the dangerous quality as well as the tendency for the charger to constantly fall out with the slightest touch.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is a ripoff

    • Written by from Huntingdon Valley

    First of all let's just say this is my third time buying a replacement T charger. The T charger is unebelievably weak. It constantly falls out as opposed to my girlfriends L charger which I never had problems with. Yeah yeah I get it, "let's make it look COOL and SLEAK!"....well I got news for ya, Apple sacrificed quality for a better look. This thing is a failure. Let's not forget to mention their super high tech cables that cracked open all 3 times now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from London

    As people wrote before me, after a year, cable got fried. But I went to apple store and after 10 minutes they replaced it for a new one without stupid questions.
    One star, because the product is really rubbish. But there's not other option ...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter took a step backwards in design

    • Written by from Austin

    I've had a bunch of Mac laptops starting with a PowerBook 140 in the early 1990's (with a series of desktops before that starting with a Mac 128k) and buying a new one just about every year since. There have been three plugs over the decades that shouldn't have gone past the design table into manufacture. The PowerBook 5300 had a metal ring kinda like a male RCA plug that would loose it's grip over time. Then, the first MagSafe adapter was OK but the fraying of the cable at the connector causing a short was a pain (Apple was great to trade them out no problem). A redesign of the plug going parallel with the body of the laptop was great all around and so far is the best plug of any Mac laptop. Then, I got this year's version of the MacBook Air with it's new MagSave adapter v2. Argh! So frustrating and anything but magical! It pops off all the time. I'm having to hold the cable to keep it connected when moving the laptop. Apple's not perfect and this is one example of that, though most - really most of the products they send out into the world delight - just not this particular one.

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