• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    broken and frayed connection

    • Written by from Toronto

    The part where the cable connection meets with the adapter has frayed and severed. This is a new cable. I'm not happy with having to shell out another $100 on an adapter in order to use my computer.

  • 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!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter not lasting long enough

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I don't know if i am unlucky or bad lucked or what but i have had two adapters already the first that came with the MBP and another i bought for Christmas, and now I'm going for a 3rd one! the first one lasted a year the only problem was the end of the cable was disintegrating and didn't pull enough power because the wires were not touching properly but the second and i don't really know how this happened! it just burnt out, like really? honestly how will just burn out! i tried not to bend it as much to avoid from repeating what happened to my first charger and now this one just burns out! honestly its not like the adapter is really cheap that i can buy 100 of them! I'm a college student and the second one was my Christmas gift now i will have to pay this out of my own wallet. I love my MPB but i think apple has to do something about the charger because i can't keep affording to buy a new one every year.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 years

    • Written by from Orem

    I noticed a little black ring that started forming around one of the pins inside of the magnetic connector a few months ago. Now that there are two of those rings, the charger only gives enough charge to maintain charge while in-use, whereas before, it would charge rather quickly, even under heavy use.

    Sad day. This is as early of a malfunction from an Apple product as I've ever had, and this is the 11th Apple product I've purchased.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good heat protection, but the cable...

    • Written by from Forli

    Seriously, Apple should change the materials they use for their own cables, not only this but also all my iPhones start to become yellow and sworn near the connector after just a few months and then tear, stopping to work soon after. This never happened with any other brand of smartphones or notebooks and they are common cheap plastic. Apple's cables' rubber is RUBBISH falling in pieces.
    My 2nd star is only because they do have a good heat protection auto recovery, which saved me from an early replacement, but still their power supply get hotter than average.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Out Way Too Easily

    • Written by from Roseville

    What can I say? As a charger, it charges my computer.

    However, it falls out way too easily. I'd be working on my computer while it's charging, and it would just disconnect if I move the computer a few centimeters.

    Definitely dissatisfied with this thinner MagSafe charger.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very weak magnet and very annoying

    • Written by from Sydney

    I've had the L-shaped Magsafe 1 charger for a MacBook and I can honestly say this is a downgrade. The original L-shaped Magsafe 1 to me was a stronger magnet and its shape meant it didn't fall out it it slightly nudged something. The new Magsafe 2 is better in terms that the rubber hasn't frayed (yet) but the T shaped adapter means it juts out a lot more and is very annoying especially when you're using your MacBook on anything other than a flat desk. So far I can say that this is the only part of my new Macbook that I can honestly say I hate.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable too fragile

    • Written by from York

    Charges in good time, magnet works great for not destroying the cable or computer if it gets pulled. The cable split open in two places near where it connects to the computer, after about 18 months.
    Definitely a bad design with how thin the plastic casing is, but Apple agreed to send me a free replacement immediately, so swings and roundabouts!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally, my turn to experience connectivity problem

    • Written by

    Just like what the title said, my charger is not working well for my 15-inch retina (bought in December 2012) now.

    I have already undergone SMC resetting and it appears that the charger does not work properly.

    Based on what I have read in the review column, I am not sure if I am relatively lucky to have my charger (finally) fails after 14 months of use, yet it is really annoying when the charger works 5 -10 minutes and then the display shows you have plugged the charger in but not charging.

    I will eventually be forced to buy a new charger, but I am far from happy as my expectation on Apple is always high, just like any Macbook Pro user in Planet Earth.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Giant step backwards

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I can't say how much I hate this new adapter. The magnet is so weak and it gets knocked out so easily. Not to mention that the shape just protrudes out of the Mac. It's terrible when you're working on the couch because it doesn't hug the machine. This makes it terrible because it bumps into stuff and exacerbates the problem.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet ok, cords and heat are terrible

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I've not had an issue with the magnet strength. Under normal usage, it holds just fine. But I had my first adapter for 8 months and it's frayed at both ends of the small cord, with bare wires exposed. I just bought a replacement, and it seems that the heat it generates could fry an egg. I didn't notice that on my first one. It seems that for all the effort that Apple puts into usability of their products, maybe they need to spend a little time on making sure they can continue to be used safely.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to the horrible T-connector and still scorching hot

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    After learning their lesson with the last T-connector stress fraying, sparking, fail, Apple has strangely and stubbornly decided to go back to it for the new Retina MBPs. First of all like everyone is saying the magnet is just not strong enough. It pops off from simply moving the MBP from a table to your lap. Also, the thing gets hotter than any Magsafe I've ever had, even when fully ventilated. I don't understand the issue here Apple. You made a product better and then reversed all the changes. Why?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrapping it up frayed cord

    • Written by from Clear Lake

    Why would the only way to wrap the cord stress the connection to the charger to the point of early fray, of course at the least possible convenience?? Because it is a bad design. The cord snaps to itself nicely, but in doing so wears out the connection prematurely. 80$ later and inconvenienced again...computer works great and no issue with magnet. Makes me more careful with the computer when operating it, which I need.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying to use

    • Written by from Boynton beach

    I keep my laptop charged 90% of the time and use my laptop ON MY LAP most of the time. You cannot use this charger on your lap without it knocking loose. The magnet is strong BUT because there is about .5mm too much space on the top and bottom when the magsafe is connected, it wiggles off too easily up and down. Side to side, it's very tight and secure. I understand the concept of having a charger that easily disconnects to protect the laptop from accidentally falling off a table or something, but this is ridiculous. Now I have resorted to buying the snug let to be able to use the laptop on my lap. Apple should reimburse us the cost of this little apparatus since they didn't make the charger right to begin with.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak, Hot, materials are bad

    • Written by from Ashton Under-Lyne

    I've had the charger for about a year now and about a month ago the wire started to get weak and break, it's revealed the wires under the protective wire, making me pretty scared to be holding incase I die! Also, the head of the charger gets super, super hot which I think makes the wire softer and making it easier to break. The heat hurts my hand too... Although, I don't think the magnet is as weak as people make it out to be but it isn't as strong as it needs to be.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality compered to the machine it charges

    • Written by from Colchester

    This is my first Mac and I'm very happy with the move from my Sony Vaio. However the charger has always been a worry since day 1 and 12 months down the line it has failed.
    - It gets extremely hot - to the point where I won't leave the machine charging unattended.
    - It has a small power plug that makes it hard to remove from the wall socket, potentially exposing your fingers to an electric shock.
    - Fragile connection from the a/c adapter which has now frayed, exposing the wire.

    It has been looked after very well, and I'm unhappy that it should need replacing after twelve months.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put: If it ain't broke....

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The L-Shaped MagSafe from the previous generation was fine for me. If you had to change something about it then maybe make the cord and circuits more durable and stronger. Other than that, the new MagSafe 2 design stinks.

    It frequently keeps falling out of the MagSafe port from the brush of my leg or from the blanket of my bed brushing against it as well. Makes it difficult to be on your lap.

    Is it a dealbreaker to stop you from buying the current line of MacBooks? No.
    Is it annoying? Yes, but I tolerate it because I love my new MacBook Air, (it's so fast and it just works!)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    keeps falling off

    • Written by from Cupertino

    do i have an alternative or am i stuck with this?

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak flex, seriously heat

    • Written by from Denham

    The body of the charger gets extremely hot and flex is so weak that it has broken after less than a year of use. This is a terrible product compared to the MacBooks themselves, the only redeeming feature is the magnet which was a great addition in 2006 but the lack of development since is a constant source of disappointment.

    5 of 5 people found this useful