• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2 should have been called MagWeak

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    The magnet is so weak, I'm tempted to glue it in place.

    MagSafe 2 has been "improved" so that I can no longer use my laptop on my lap or bed without regular disconnections. Nice work, Apple...

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    MagSafe 2 is the the worst design I have ever witnessed!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I just purchased my very first MacBook Pro, switching from a PC and I am very pleased with it. Except for the power cord. The MagSafe 2 cannot be used on your lap - where I do 90% of my work. It becomes unplugged, constantly. The first two hours of use the power became unplugged about a dozen times. Why would Mac do this?!? It is unbelievably frustrating! Even if it doesn't become completely unplugged, the slightest touch moved the connection so there is a loss of power. Never in my life have I seen such an awful design!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a message for whoever designed this thing

    • Written by from Highland Park

    Have you ever tried to remove the AC cord from the adapter once it's installed? Unless the unit I got is a bad copy, otherwise I don't think it is an easy thing to do for anyone.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power adapter Ever!

    • Written by from largo

    I have to say this Power Adapter for the macbook pro retina is the worst, not only it disconnect easily but just little over a year of use the rubber on the cable is tearing up . and suppose i need to spend $79 on a new one?? if they don't do something about it, this will be my last macbook i buy from apple.

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    Magsafe 2 Is Terrible

    • Written by from Tunica

    I am very disappointed with my new macbook pro only because of the connection between the charger and the computer. The charger comes unplugged from the computer constantly. I never had this issue with my 2011 macbook pro. Magnet is too weak. T-design is cumbersome. I love most of my Apple products, but this is awful.

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    • Written by from New york

    This is the WORST design ever. Whenever I move the computer it unplugs automatically. The magnet is so weak and the T design is terrible. So disappointed. Love my new rMBP but hate this charger. Makes the whole experience very frustrating. Apple you need to fire whoever came up with this silly downgrade.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lowest quality wire I have ever used

    • Written by from scottsville

    This is a terrible quality product. The cable kinks, the wire inside is getting twisted, and the material used for the outside of the cable is dry and prone to cracking.

    I have had my Macbook for a couple months now and I am astounded that apple can ship such a low quality charger for such a high end product. They use the same cables for iphone chargers and they all fray and break eventually. I have many lower priced higher quality options when it comes to usb cables but there are non for the computer itself. Also the magnet is weak.

    Disgusted and disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months and then bang

    • Written by from Wishaw

    As my title says.......6 months and then bang, I plugged in my power adapter this morning and after 5 minutes there was a bang, a smell of burning and a black streak up the wall, after only 6 months of use this is not what I expect after paying more than 2500 UK Pounds. After having more than 20 windows based laptops over the years and never having a faulty power adapter I feel absolutely disgusted and let down by Apple.

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    • Written by

    The cable looked flimsy from the very start, and finally started tearing at the point where it connects to the power supply. After several months of usage. Oh well, they're not meant to last forever, but I definitely expect slightly better quality when spending 75$ on a power adapter. This one almost caught on fire.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frayed after a year and magnet is too loose

    • Written by from Wahroonga

    The magnet is absolutely weak.. Every time I move slightly with the macbook on my lap, it comes out straight away! The cord frayed really easily and broke, leaving me with a dead battery. And now I have to pay $99 for a new one.. Which as a full time student is a lot for me to fork out. Try buying a different macbook with a better battery if you haven't already.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior product

    • Written by from Delft

    I consider myself a loyal apple costumer, and I must say I am greatly dissatisfied by this charger!!!!
    As everyone knows, the weakness of the apple chargers is the narrow wire close to the adapter. Obviously the wire breaks within now time. I have always been careful with the wires, this is the first time it breaks. For a laptop that has costed me about 2300 euro's, I find this highly offensive and I am very disappointed!!!
    Also the MBP 15 inch retina is not as solid as one might expect for this price. Do not buy one!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable on a LAPtop.

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I truly hate this connector. It is so large and so weak that there is almost no comfortable position to use the rMBP on your lap while it's plugged in, without making it pop right off. I am constantly having to reconnect it. I really wish they would give us back the "L" style.

    As for charging - It works perfectly for both my 13" and my wife's 15".

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger in 2 years, cord keeps breaking

    • Written by from Amherst

    I've had 3 of these chargers. Each one breaks in the same way, right at the base of the smaller cord. Each time that it breaks, wires become exposed, then 2-3 weeks later it stops working. For how high quality and durable the other products that I've purchased from apple have been, I couldn't be more unsatisfied. This is a simple fix; create a more durable cord!!!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    inferior pruduct

    • Written by from Frederiksted

    i have owned my macbook pro retina now for 1 year & 6 months now. i am on my 3rd(2nd purchase including original) apple 85 magsafe 2 power adapter. these power adapter seems to peel off the protective shield at the adapter plug in end resulting in failure or the wiring. same result with all i had. NOT SATISFIED AT ALL APPLE!!! $90.00($180.00 so far) adds up extremely fast for every 6 months replacement for a macbook pro retina costing me well over $3000.00. apple make a durable & rugged/long lasting power adapter. i am now starting to re-think going back to a PC(DELL OR HP). make me a happy mac owner or i am gone apple. nuff said.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Merely a means to an end

    • Written by from Gunnedah

    My magsafe 2 85W charger for my 2013 Macbook Pro Retina just melted. I could smell burning plastic and thought it was the heater on the other side of the room so I turned the heater off. I go to pack up my charger and I couldn't even touch it because of the heat it producing. The cable at the base of the transformer had melted completely through the wires and was held together by one strand. the new Apple peripherals are a complete and utter disgrace.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiotic design

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    Does the CEO of apple have any brain? Does he use Mag Safe 2 adapter? If so, is he happy with it? How did the Apple management approved this kind of idiotic design? Gosh. I am sure apple is on the way to go back to $20 a stock with these kinds of things.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns yellow very quick and end connection splits

    • Written by from Smithville

    My current and original adapter turned yellow about a month after I purchased the laptop. One year and 2 months later the connection at the end has finally split with the cord being yellow especially near the end where it is almost a brownish yellow. Apple won't replace it for me since my applecare expired in March 2014. Though I have an extra year warranty from visa, it is pretty sad Apple is unwilling to directly replace the adapter especially since I have never had it replaced before and am just 2 months late. They either need to make this product better or provide a longer replacement period for it!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just....the worst.

    • Written by from Janesville

    I had a 13 inch MBP previously, and of course was very excited to upgrade to a 15 inch rMBP. Who wouldn't be. How could it not be a fantastic improvement? For the most part, it is.

    Except for the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. Going from a small, nearly unobtrusive connector to a small connecter that gets in the way of EVERYTHING is enough to make me want to return the entire darn machine. OK, not really, but you get the point. I accidentally knock out the connector at least once an hour. Very annoying.

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    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    My 3rd Retina charger has just broke. I am completely fed up with how poor of quality the wire connection is. I wish Apple could make a charger that was up to the same quality of their computers...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great laptop.... TERRIBLE CHARGER!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from toowoomba

    In the space of 2 years i have gone through 4 chargers. These things do not hold up to the wear and tear of daily use... each of them have slowly got to a stage were i would have to adjust the position of the charger carefully so that it would get in a position of which the laptop would charge. In this case, the slightest bump would break the connection between the metal conductors of the laptop and charger leaving me to do more tedious and time consuming adjusting before eventually they would stop working all together. Very disappointing.

    I hope that this charger will be redesigned ASAP, as this is the biggest shortfall in the laptop in my opinion. Although this appears unlikely, I cant help but believe that apple chose a design with a short life cycle in order to gain more money from their customers... they have certainly gained an extra few hundred from me and i know of many other annoyed customers that are in the same boat