• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third replacement in 18 months!!!

    • Written by from Reading

    This product is incredibly poor quality. I am now on my third replacement. Having just opened the box and plugged this third item in for 10 minutes it is too hot to touch. I am really worried that it may cause a fire.

    But what do I do? this is the official Apple item and I need to be able to use my Mac Book for work. Apple have me over a barrel!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry excuse for a charger.

    • Written by from Kendal

    I purchased my Macbook Pro 15" Retina display 13 months ago with AppleCare for 1 year. My EXTREMELY well looked after charger broke with no signs of wear and tear after it worked 10 minutes previously. I now have to pay £65 to replace it so I can complete work which is crucial due to the nature of my job.. After spending around £2500 on the laptop, I would have appreciated a charger which reflected the price I paid. Apple is undoubtably the best in my opinion, but this charger has drastically slowed down the process of my work due to having to borrow chargers. Seriously unimpressed with the cost of a replacement after only 13 months of the purchase of my Macbook especially if I'm likely to have to do this every year so I can make the use of my laptop. Gotta rush, I only have 3%...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter failed after only 19 months of use.
    Extremely unimpressed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable insulation is perishing useless

    • Written by from London

    I've been using MacBooks for years and would expect normal wear and tear, but the rubber insulation on the MagSafe end of the cable perishes far too quickly.

    I treat mine with a great deal of care, but now my second power adaptor in 18 months has perished. It's simply not good enough to put such a consistently repeated fault down to improper care by the user.

    If only the MagSafe end unclipped like the mains end does, it would be easy to swap them over for a new one without having to replace the whole adaptor unit, which continues to work fine.

    The power adaptor itself works well, and the Macbook is fabulous - but please can we have better quality - or at least cheaply replaceable - cables?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLEE!!!!!

    • Written by from Reddditch

    I've gone through 2 of these in less than two years, the cable just falls apart either where it joins the mac or where it joins the 'brick' bit. You would have though apple would have made a charger that actually lasts a decent amount of time considering their top of line macbook is £2500+

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give it 0?

    • Written by from Clonee

    Terrible product. I'm on my third one in a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What have you done, Apple?

    • Written by from Pierrefonds

    This is the worst laptop accessory invented. First evening with my new MacBook Pro and I've disconnected the magsafe unwillingly over a dozen times. What have you done?? The tiny lateral connector we had until now was perfect.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deplorable Quality!

    • Written by from Glasgow

    It is completely outrageous that a company like Apple would produce a charging cable like this for its products. This charger, like all other Apple MacBook chargers I have owned, gets far too hot when a device is charging. The cable is also far too week and frays very easily, so much so that my current changer has now stopped working all together. I am now forced to spend over £60 purchase a new charger- you would think that after spending more than £1500 on a laptop that Apple would have the decency to at least sell additional chargers with some concession. This is also not the first time that an Apple charger of mine has become faulty: on my previous Macbook Air the cable broke and I had to purchase a new one, I have also had two official lightning cables which have also broken. I know that there are many others which have experienced similar problems and it is simply not good enough!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor for such an expensive charger

    • Written by from London

    I purchased my macbook pro only a year ago. Everything seemed fine for sometime until now the charger has started to play up.

    At first I just noticed a little tear in the main cable of the charger and thinking nothing of it, carried on using the product as normal.

    However today the charger has stopped working and upon inspection I have seen that the wire has been totally burnt through and charred. I can no longer use it for fear of fire and will be forced to buy a new one.

    With these chargers costing £65 each, I should not have to buy one every 16 months.

    This charger needs to be redesigned (again) so that it is more robust and less of a hazard for users.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality, shame on Apple.

    • Written by from SOUTH YARRA

    I purchased my Macbook Pro 18 months ago and thought I wouldn't have any problems with it as I've never had a major problem with Macbooks. Just recently the cord decided to not work! It overheats itself whenever I charge my laptop for more than an hour. I expected much more from Apple products, given that I spent a ridiculous amount on money.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    • Written by from Lausanne

    The magnet on the connector has become very weak and it keeps getting disconnected, even with the slightest tug. I have to reconnect this thing several times a day. Its possibly the worst Apple connector I have even owned.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

    • Written by from København V.

    Breaks and eventually melts, a really bad product :(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence? to the point of being dangerous

    • Written by from london

    As mentioned in nearly all the other reviews for this charger, it is prone to overheating and burning out at the wire near the base of the transformer. It's complete bobbins and the price is just ridiculous. Given Apple's usual design and engineering ability, I'm incredibly suspicious that it was built to fail, and this is a way of making money by planned obsolescence. Mine just went (AGAIN) via an overheat, and the discolouration that has appeared on the plastic coating to the wire looks suspiciously like something has been burning.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor, weak cable and far too expensive

    • Written by from Totnes

    I'm very careful with my cables, especially at this price. Even so, with modest use the cable broke at the base, rendering it useless. Not good enough Apple!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous product! Apple burying its head in the sand!!!!

    • Written by from Trowbridge

    I've always been a big fan of Apple products but this power supply definitely isn't up to their usual standards. Despite clearly having a design fault that causes the cable to short out, split and blacken near the transformer, Apple refuse to take any responsibility for its failure. "You've bent the cable" they tell me - err, yes, at the point where you're supposed to wrap the cable around the little pop out 'hooks' on either side of the PSU as per the manual supplied with the MacBook Pro Retina. Does Apple take responsibility for this? Nope - they fobbed us off and refused to replace the power supply. I guess we should just be thankful that it didn't cause a fire! But then Apple wouldn't have cared about that either, I suspect...

    Very, VERY poor show, Apple. Today my love affair with Apple came to a very abrupt end. Your products may look lovely and shiny but it would seem that you don't stand by them once they're outside the warranty period even when it's clear that the design of the product is faulty.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issue

    • Written by from Rugeley

    Exactly the same issue as every other user on here. Dreadful quality, overheated and failed adapter. I have no problems with the magnet connection, just the dangerous overheating. I wonder if Apple have had to compensate anybody for a fire damaged home or dead relatives!! Maybe they might give a free adapter!!! Also, very arrogant of a company to only allow you to leave a review if you rate their product with at least 1 star. Shame on you, but of course, you don't care.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST HAD TO BUY MY 3RD ONE

    • Written by from Great Yarmouth

    I love my Mac but the quality of the charger is not acceptable i have just had to purchase my second one in 3 years. I hope the 3rd one I have last a lot longer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABOUT TO BUY CHARGER NUMBER 3

    • Written by from westcliff-on-sea

    Number 3 for this model Mac, my 5th additional apple charger to date. Shoddy piece of equipment. It literally explodes. It's like it has a timer built in set to go exactly every 16 months. You have no choice but to replace it with the same again. If someone else makes a charger for them I'm interested.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by from New York

    too big. keeps falling off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    • Written by from PETERBOROUGH

    Even in a reasonably well ventilated room, these chargers begin to have overheating problems after about the ~18mo. mark (if not before)

    They become *incredibly* hot - as in, you can't even hold the thing. Mine actually continued to work while in this state, until it suddenly shut off and stopped charging my macbook. I was confused, went over to it, and as soon as I touched it... yeah. I realised why it had stopped working. Hot enough you could probably boil an egg on it (and considering its entirely plastic, the fact the exterior can get so incredibly hot says something about how hot the 'core' must be)

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