• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of time

    • Written by from Orlando

    What a waste of money, of my time and your time, Apple.

    Stop wasting money, and cutting corners and actually make the macbook pro chargers durable, and worth the price.
    Sorry, it's a critical thing to say, but if you want great ratings with returning and new customers that can recommend your product, then make your accessories better.
    This seriously does not deserve a blue star. I wish I could give this 5 gray stars with this review.


    I hope you make your accessories better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps failing

    • Written by from Mountain View

    We have dozens of these at my office. The failure rate is incredible. 1-in-3 power adapters have failed in less than a year. Coming from Apple, I'm very surprised at the poor quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak...

    • Written by from Mahwah

    The other reviews are correct. The magnet/connection to the MBP is far too weak and is unusable is any situation where the laptop will be moved during charging. How this passed QC in design is worrisome.

    At least mine has yet to burn up.

    I needed to purchase 2 more to have at multiple locations and I have no choice but to purchase a defective product because there is no alternative. After all these horror stories I guess I will have to wait.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connector started sparking and melted the plastic

    • Written by from Hudson

    This adapter lacks quality, and is extremely expensive. The wire is frail, and the wall connector piece is susceptible to sparking and melting. It's a fire hazard.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    big bang

    • Written by from SKARPNÄCK

    suddenly there was a bang from my magsafe 2 85 w charger and the green light in the connector went black. poor quality. hope apple support will give me a new one.. smells funny but no joke. haha.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    • Written by from St Austell

    The thickness of the cable is too thin, Just by having the cable on the floor and accidently catching it with my chair wheel split the insulation and is showing the metal wire. Not Good

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BREAKS. Mine just croaked.

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I really wish Apple would create a power adapter that wouldn't break. I've had this computer for less than two years, and the fact that I'm having to replace the power adapter because the tiny cord connection to the brick BROKE and started sparking is ridiculous...we pay a premium for Apple products, but the fact that I'm having to replace a $79 adapter is a little irritating. Please reinforce this connection...you KNOW this is a problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and shoddy

    • Written by from Frankfort

    My second adapter just fell apart. For a company that prides itself on making quality products, this outrageously priced and poorly made adapter is garbage. The shell is designed in such a way that it cannot be unassembled without destroying it. If a user could at least take it apart, they could conceivably replace just the wire when it inevitably falls apart from normal use. Instead, it just needs to be discarded and replaced.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it suppose to burn up?

    • Written by from McDonough

    The magnet is not strong enough to maintain the connection, so any movement makes it disconnect from charging. Though that is minor compared to the most recent issue, in which I noticed that it was no longer charging my mac so upon picking up the block I immediately felt it was burning hot. After looking a little closer, I was able to see that the cable was brown and burnt, exposing the silver wire on the inside. A little terrifying!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Supply Ever!!

    • Written by from Farwell

    I have been a loyal Apple customer for years. I just "upgraded" from a 2011 MacBook Pro to a mid 2013 MacBook Air. The power cord that came with the Pro was great! I had the laptop since it was brand new in 2011 and had absolutely no problems with it. I have had my Air for 2 weeks and already see signs of wear at the power block where the small wire attaches. Also due to the design of the magnetic plug, I can no longer use the laptop on my lap or while laying in bed using the charger without frequent power disconnects.. I don't know if I would buy another Mac if they don't do something about this POOR design. I would rate at 0 stars if I could, Apple should be ashamed of themselves for letting this charger out on the market...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an improvement: can no longer my laptop in lap

    • Written by from Concord

    I had the previous generation MBP, with the l-shaped MagSafe adapter, and loved the charger. It saved my laptop from being knocked off a table or desk countless times. I was excited to get the new, improved version of this charger. Unfortunately, the upgrade seems to be in most ways worse. It's much more easily knocked out (due in part to an apparently weaker magnet, and to the extra leverage provided by it's more protrusive shape), to the point of being extremely inconvenient. Using the laptop on soft surfaces, frequently causes the charger to be angled in such a way that it will connect intermittently or disconnect altogether. This can't be good for the charger, never mind how frustrating it is to plug your laptop in in the knick of time before it dies just to knock the cord out and have it shut down anyways. Most frustrating of all, I have a very hard time finding a position for the laptop in my lap that doesn't knock the charger out. There's irony in there somewhere. Other than that, it gets significantly hotter than the previous version, and the material of the cord feels "cheaper" (although this might just be colored by my other experiences with the product.) Hopefully they'll release an l-shaped charger compatible with this generation of macbook, but knowing Apple, that seems unlikely.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger blows

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    The charger tore itself to shreds just from being used. Began to smoke once the wires started to become exposed.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple going down at break neck speed

    • Written by from Vancouver

    really apple?

    how long do your (soon-to-be-NOT) "loyal" fans have to put up with this sloppiness, cheap (made in china) and definitely hazardous adaptor that you keep putting out year after year?

    you don't think we're going to drop your product as soon as something even a little bit more better made comes out?

    stop making this adaptor!

    how long do we have to put up with shoddy and possibly deadly power adaptor?

    ugh, i've just about had enough

    first and last review

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I SIT with my computer- I don't WALK with it

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Horrible design. I spit out my coffee laughing when they describe this cable as fray resistant. My cord has a 4" split to bare metal. For a company that prides itself on product design this is an epic fail. I could have bought an ipad with the amount of money I have spent on broken chargers since Apple made their design proprietary. How about giving us a charger that doesn't disconnect easily? Because I have never tripped over mine as I SIT with my computer- I don't WALK with it. Yes, T-design is worse than the old design. Guess what Apple, customers actually lie in bed and read on their computers, customers sit cross legged with your computers, kinda hard to charge them with this design.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANNOYING. Knocked out too easily

    • Written by from Garland

    The head of the charger protrudes from the socket, and with the weakest magnetic force keeping it in place this thing gets knocked out. A LOT. You would think the designers would improve upon last generation's design, but it's only gotten dumber.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from Glenelg

    Last only a year. 600 dollars Sony PC 2007 model still working and no issue with charger. 2500 dollars Mac book start giving me problem with track pad within 3 months. Hinge loosen within 6 months. Charger cable is the worst, very low quality. Last only a year... I choose Mac over Razor PC. First and last time buying Mac book.

    Won't buy over price low quality made in china product again.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero problems with original after 1.75 years

    • Written by from White Lake

    I can't understand the ratings for the MBP and rMBP after neither have had any problems other than scratches on the shiny plastic casing of the brick. Now I tend to be OCD with my Macs but I don't even have the seemingly common problem where the adapter doesn't stay connected to the MBP, due to insufficient magnetic power. Then again my MBPs are always on a flat stable surface while connected, NEVER on my lap. That usage just doesn't seem to make sense IMO. My original MBP 13 I would leave connected while in use until I read that's not good for the battery, so now on the rMBP 15 I just charge it when it hits 15-20% remaining. Frayed wire casing?!? Not even close. Maybe if those experiencing this condition left a little slack where it enters the brick before wrapping it that wouldn't happen.. COMMON SENSE.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor magnet

    • Written by from dallas

    I have had all of the charger designs--the original t-shape for my first macbook, the L-shape for my macbook pro, and now the new T shape for the macbook with retina display. I wish I could go back to either of the first 2, but the shape isn't the same. This charger pops off of the computer if you even THINK about touching it. Brush it against anything and it's out. VERY irritating. I definitely didn't expect a downgrade when I spent over $1000 on a new laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2 outlasted by MagSafe 1 by 3 years and counting, why?

    • Written by from Cumming

    I have had my Macbook Pro Retina for a little more than a year. Today I noticed the cable split and some of the wiring had frayed where it connects to the white block. It still works but wondering for how much longer. Why would my Macbook Pro 13 with MagSafe 1, now used and abused by my wife and son, still work and have no sign of tear or wear? Extremely disappointed in the quality of this power adapter.

    One Star for you!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design, Melting Casing, Fire Hazard

    • Written by from Bullhead City

    I am now buying my 3rd charger for my macbook pro because of the flawed design. The wire frays and becomes incredibly hot to the point of melting the casing with wisps of smoke coming from it. That is a serious fire hazard. What is it going to take before apple changes the design??? Someone to die in their own house fire because the cord started burning? It happens suddenly and without warning. As soon as it happens I have about a day in which to order a replacement before it dies completely and I am stuck with a dead computer with no way to power it. the cord frays and melts from the smaller wire at the connection to the brick. This happens every time. Something really should be done about this charger because I have now spent $240 on power cords for my computer. The cords should last as long as the computer does!

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